Miss Lemon

April 5, 2011

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I have a sweet little lemon tree growing in an urn in the garden.

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It’s one of those miniature varieties, although I’m not sure which one.  I bought it several years ago, and while I’m sure it had a few lemons on it when I brought it home from the nursery, I haven’t seen any since!

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It’s produced a few blooms in years past but nothing too dramatic.  But this year, things are a bit different!

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This little tree, standing no more than three feet high, is covered with hundreds of blooms!  The fragrance is quite heady … it reminds me of jasmine and can be smelled clear across the garden!

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The bees are quite enchanted with it as well!

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This little guy was diligently collecting great masses of pollen to carry back to the hive.

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Well, fingers crossed that this is a new side of Miss Lemon and that she will shower us with fruit later in the year.  I’ll keep you posted!

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