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Pitaya Dragonfruit timeline. Flower to fruit :) 

9 Oct

My dragon fruit cactus flowered a couple of weeks ago and now I have what looks like a fruit…. 

 
September 19th  

September 22th

  
September 23rd. 

 
Before opening September 25th. 

   
The same night it opened. We attempted to play night time bumblebee and poked around at th pollen/stamen parts with a stick. 

 
Morning after still looks beautiful September 26th. 

   

   
October 8th. Flower is all dried and shrivelled. 

I am hoping it will turn into this  

 
I only got one flower but here’s another one 🙂 fingers crossed 🙂

 New flower October 8th. 

End of April 2014 update.

1 May

Surprisingly, my neglected garden isn’t as bountiful as it was when I tended to it more. Peaches are small, blueberries are fewer…

Still, the few I get taste good.

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My pineapple guava is flowering once again, I think last year it didn’t do so much.

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And excitingly, my olive tree is flowering. The flowers are tiny! I just bought this little tree about a month or two ago.

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Finally, my fennel is starting to look like fennel. Boy these take a long time to grow but are very pretty plants.

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Flowering Pineapple Guava

4 May

Flower buds are swelling and you can see a bit of colour! So exciting!

Photo from a April 30th

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Photo from May 3rd

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Photo from today, May 5th. Just updated!

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Microcitrus australasica flowers opened. Aka Fingerlime

14 Sep
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Sad Looking finger lime tree

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Finger lime flower!

Finally the little flower buds opened today. The flowers are tiny and white on the inside, pinkish on the outside.
Mine has five petals…. I was researching to see what I need to do to get these little flowers to produce fruit and it appears I need to add Epsom salt and water lots.

I also found out that some finger limes have three petals only…. And since mine has five petals, that it’s actually a Microcitrus australasica sanguinea – the red-fleshed fingerlime! Even more exciting as I did not know this when I bought the plant.

Here is the page with the fingerlime flower info http://www.saalfelds.freeserve.co.uk/microcitrusaustralasica.htm

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Home Depot Tree update. Flowering Tropic Beauty Peach

21 Jan

My $10 Tropic beauty peach tree started budding earlier in January and by the14th of Jan, they were bursting to open. I was out of town for a week and when I returned, a bunch of very pretty little flowers adorned my branches.  Check it out!

I’m a skeptical whether these skinny branches will hold fruit but we will see. It seems to be doing quite well growing in a container since I have only had it for under six months. When I bought it from Home Depot, it was in a skinny narrow 1 gallon pot. I read that you can remove all the old leaves to trigger more blooming – I will do that when these little blossoms drop. There are only a dozen or so leaves left on the end of the branches.

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