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June 21st, 2016

I purchased a few citrus trees when I visited Monticello in 2010, it is finally blooming! I’ve been waiting and waiting for this little tree to bloom and set fruit. It’s outside and I have seen bees and ants on it, hopefully some of the blossoms will be pollinated and I’ll be harvesting limes this coming winter.
Lime Tree Blooming 1
Lime Tree Blooming 3
Lime Tree Blooming 2
It’s quite stunning really, it’s simply covered in white flowers, even if it doesn’t product fruit it’s a lovely houseplant. My citrus trees have been so much happier since I started overwintering them in the unheated basement. I love the challenge of growing fruit indoors, hopefully some of my other edible houseplants will produce fruit soon.

What is your favorite houseplant?

3 Comments to “Finally!!!”
  1. Karen Mundt on June 21, 2016 at 8:20 am

    How much light does your basement have?

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    • Susy on June 21, 2016 at 9:44 am

      We have double doors that are half windows, the trees go on a shelf in front of those doors, which are south facing. They get a decent amount of light, but not a ton.

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  2. Holly Morton on June 21, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    I have a Black Spanish Fig from One Green World. It is supposed to be “well suited to container culture,” but the few leave that have grown since it arrived as a stem, keep falling off! I can’t seem to find a happy spot for it. It hasn’t done well in any spot, and when I move it to try for a better spot, it does worse! Any experience with figs indoors? I’d love any tips you might have! Also, do you always move your indoor fruit trees outdoor for the warm season? Your tree is lovely!

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