Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Lime blossoms in June?


Our lime tree, which is growing in a whiskey barrel on the back patio, has started to flower again. I don't think it's normal, since it bloomed earlier in the spring and already has limes growing.

I wish this picture was better, but my real camera is still on the fritz.

3 Comments:

Blogger Annie in Austin said...

Hi R Sorrell,

I saw your comment at Pam's blog, and came over to see what you were planting. I'm gardening in NW Austin and also love those photos at Digging and Zanthan. Your site looks like it'll be fun to visit.

We bought our first citrus in March - a Meyer lemon which came with several tiny lemons. Since then, it's bloomed occasionally. Most of the blossoms fall off, but a few have set fruit, while the original lemons continue to grow. The tree looks pretty cool with flowers and fruit in all stages of development.

Annie

June 07, 2006 9:57 PM  
Anonymous M Sinclair Stevens (Texas) said...

I thought I'd killed my potted Meyer's lemon when I was out of town the third week in May. Almost all the leaves had yellowed and dropped, although it still had 3 small fruit from when it had bloomed in April.

I moved it onto the porch where I could take better care of it, pruned it back a bit and fed it and wow! all new leaves and it began flowering again last week. It looks better than it has looked in a year. I think it was just pouting to get my attention.

June 14, 2006 10:43 AM  
Blogger r sorrell said...

I have a lemon (don't know what kind) that did really well this spring, but doesn't have any fruit now. I don't think it gets enough water- we have it planted in the ground. The leaves are green, though, so I guess it's not unhappy with us.

June 14, 2006 12:08 PM  

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