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potted campanula

Purple campanula, with its rich hue, sparkles in the garden.

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hybrid tea rose

This heirloom hybrid tea rose has a deep, exquisite fragrance.

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pink flowers

Almost irresistible…the delicate hues of the New Guinea impatiens. This plant thrives best in part shade areas.

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garden roses

Life lesson from my garden: There is always a season, an interest, an act of kindness or friendship that will help us bloom, at any age.

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morning glory on fence

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my garden oranges

Navel oranges from my backyard tree.

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backyard fruit tree

The tree needs little maintenance.

yellow grapefruit

The first fruit harvested – always an exciting experience.

 

When we first bought the small tree, we thought it was a lemon tree.

I planted it in a big pot. But it didn’t do well at all. So I managed to find a space in the backyard and plant it in the ground. Over the years, it grew fast, but nothing, no fruit.

Just I was standing there contemplating if we had here a non-fruit-bearing tree, I noticed a green bud peeking between the leaves.

The bud grew…and grew. I was baffled. Till I figured out that it wasn’t a lemon, but a grapefruit. It turned out to be a yellow grapefruit, sometimes also known as white grapefruit. The flesh has a translucent white color, and it has a brisk-sour taste. The first fruit harvested recently measures about 6 inches in both width and length.

And it looks like the tree has found its rhythm, after revealing its mystery. There are at least five more fruits and buds on its branches, waiting for the sun and for time to ripen them.

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