I can't believe this little lemon tree is trying to bear fruit.
My husband gave me this Meyer Lemon tree for Mother's Day. He knows how much I absolutely love plants, so it was a very thoughtful and considerate gift.
I never dreamed it would live, let alone thrive. It got flowers this summer, but they all fell off, except for one.
Out of all those flowers, one has grown into a little, tiny, baby lemon. See it at left.
I never dreamed I could grow lemons indoors, but I brought the plant inside weeks ago and the plant is still going strong. In fact, it is blooming again.
There is a sweet fragrance to the flowers, just like the song says.
I'm simply in awe of this little plant. Perhaps my black thumb is turning green again after all. I have had some successes of late. I sure hope that continues because I find such joy in growing things. Perhaps I was a farmer in another life. Or, perhaps I'm becoming a farmer in this one.