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11/8/15

The Sweet Smell of Success

 
 
 So, I've had this little lemon tree for several years...



I dearly love it.

But, it really never does much until October.  Then, it blooms and blooms.

The blooms smell very similar to a gardenia.  Yum.
 
 
 
 
 
In all, we've gotten about 10 lemons over the years.   Not great, but totally worth it.



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23 comments:

Tamar SB said...

Those blooms are so pretty!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the blooms are pretty. I wish I could be there to enjoy the scent. Beautiful images and mosaic! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Gayle said...

You caught the beauty of the blossoms perfectly.

Cranberry Morning said...

Beautiful blossoms, Dina.

Rebecca said...

You must be so excited when you get a lemon! Rebecca

NC Sue said...

I bet citrus fruit picked fresh is completely amazing.
Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/11/basilica-shrine-of-saint-mary.html

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I had no idea a lemon tree would have such pretty little flowers and a scent like gardenias would be heavenly.

likeschocolate said...

Still one lemon or ten it is lovely!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I wish I could grow a lemon tree here, but it is impossible in the Colorado climate. Even one lemon would be a treat!

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

Reminds me of the lemon tree in my parents house. He was covered by a mango tree and, I guess, I didn't have enough sunlight to grow quick. Once he reached certain height (it took years), it started to produce tons of lemons.

Fun60 said...

It's obviously not all about the fruit but with those gorgeous blooms I'm surprised you have not had many more lemons. Perhaps the insects are not around in November.

Molly said...

what a wonderful thing. Sadly you need a hothouse to grow Lemons in the UK

Mollyxxx

Beth F said...

So pretty!

bettyl-NZ said...

Small beginnings! What lovely little blooms.

CountryMouse said...

Oh, I am just imagining the smell, ahhhhh. I love the smell of citrus trees and they attract so many bees. Lovely photos. One day I will own a lemon tree.

Mary Cromer said...

I would totally adore having a lemon tree and yes, the fragrance as well, just heavenly~

Lisa Kerner said...

Oh man Dina, that collage is breathtaking. The colors, the light, the contrast... wowza! I honestly could start at them all day long.

Coombe Mill said...

What a beautiful flower, I bet it's fab to have something that flowers so brightly in October to keep the colours there a little longer.

OneDad3Girls said...

How beautiful, I bet it looks amazing

Thank you for linking up

Fionnuala said...

Gorgeous shots. Definitely worth it, even if the output is not that high.
#mysundayphoto

Mum for Fun said...

There is something very pure and natural about white flowers. Simple and beautiful.
Katrina x #SundayPhoto

Jutta.K said...

Wonderful blossom and nice mosaic !
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Greetings from Germany

Sherry Mackay said...

ah such pretty flowers. and even better if you get fruit!:)