It was sunny and nice yesterday (1/17/2014), I took some more photos of lemon flowers. This time, with a slightly better camera than iPhone. (^^;
ICYMI (In case you missed it), here’s the earlier post, “Holy Crap! There’s a flower bud on my lemon tree!”
Why did I skip the second flower? Sadly, it fell off the tree soon after it opened.
When I found the first flower scattered on the kitchen table, I frantically searched where the flower once was on the tree to confirm what I saw. The limitation of a potted plant? I wish I knew…
Not much I can do about it now, can’t I? There are still two more that I know of.
Could it have been a deed of spider mites? The close up photo did show some spider mites. That’s one of the peskiest pest for young house plants. Only way to keep the damage minimal is to hose the plant down. I’ve taken plants like Norma Croton in the shower, but the lemon tree is just too big now to handle. So, I did the next best thing; misting vigorously.
Just took this photo (below) of the forth flower bud. I don’t see any spider mites. *phew*
Oh, and the third one still hasn’t opened.
It sounds crazy, but I found myself talking to the third lemon flower bud earlier today, “I’m counting on you! Please fruit!”
I’ll keep you posted.
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