‘Twas New Year’s Eve 2013, I noticed a tiny bud on my lemon tree that took residence next to the kitchen table during winter. So ecstatic, I searched if there were any more, and there were several, and three of which looked plump and very promising.
I call it *my* tree, because I grew it from a seed several years ago.
The very first flower opened the day before yesterday (1/14/2014). I rejoiced.
This lemon blossom got me to go through thousands and thousands of photos I’ve taken over the course of several years last night, searching for any photo records of my lemon tree. Although, I had a pretty good idea when I started growing it.
If someone asks me if I collect anything, it would be photo records of many things I observe. Squirrels, birds, neighborhood cats, weeds, constructions, bugs, trees, flowers, homegrown vegetables, herbs, colors of skies, shadows and reflections, etc. etc. Common things, I assume, but I love “catching moments” in this ever-changing world. Something drives me to do it, almost unconsciously (Consciousness only takes charge when I have to be careful not to disturb something or someone). Once, I observed a beautiful arboreal orb weaver (orb weaving tree spider) that took residence right outside of the kitchen window where I had a plant light for a few months. That’s for another time…
World wide web, however, didn’t shed much light in the care and prospect of a seed-grown lemon tree in a large pot. Although I grew it as an ornamental house plant, I wanted to find out a possibility of growing fruits. I haven’t found any fellow gardeners who grew lemon trees from seeds that bear flowers or fruits.
In any case, the record shows that the lemon seedlings emerged in May 2006. It’s been almost eight years. Now I’m rekindling my hope for a fruit. A homegrown lemon would really make my year! Since there’s no bees to pollinate, I did use a cotton swab to mimic their action. We’ll see what happens…
I also found a picture of the 2-year-old sapling among other potted plants in the sun.
Here are other photos of my lemon tree, which is shared and enjoyed by many wildlife.
That wraps it up. Thank you for your interest in my lemon tree! If you have any questions or suggestions, I’d love to hear them. Thanks!
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