Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Fool's Day Surprises

I was walking around the yard today and noticed baby Pomegranates on my little Pomegranate tree! This tree was almost a victim of the mortgage crisis but was saved by my son, and found a new home in my backyard. I thought these were tiny fruit and that I had missed the flowering, but Claude left a comment telling me they are actually flower buds. I took another look and I think he is right- I'll have to keep closer watch on this little tree and catch them when they open up. Hopefully fruit will not be far behind.


Here is the little tree

And as I was out in the backyard I also noticed the Orange tree has finished blooming and is loaded down with teeny tiny oranges now. Many of these will drop, but hopefully I will still get a nice crop this year.

And the last surprise- my Bird of Paradise plant is unfolding a gorgeous new leaf! I wish this guy would bloom- so far nothing!
Hope April Fool's only held good surprises for you!

10 comments:

Deb said...

Doesn't it make you feel good when you transplant something and it survives!

Diane C. said...

Wonderful surprises in your garden! We're planting a baby pomegranate tree this year to replace a monster mesquite volunteer that grew too big for our small yard and had to go. Bird of paradise were my favorites when I lived in California, but I haven't been able to grow them here. Looking forward to pictures of your bird blooming.

Claude said...

I can't grow bird of paradise here, but we do have pomegranates... That may be a flower bud rather than an immature fruit... They're wonderful plants.

Teri C said...

Your little pomegranate tree must be so happy you saved it that she is giving you a gift. No foolin' :)

Denise said...

Hello, I found you through Kathie's Sycamore Canyon. Lovely photos. I have only been to your part of the US a couple of times and find it a very beautiful state. Looking forward to coming back one day. Great blog!

San Diego Farmgirl said...

Pomegranate trees are so beautiful in the fall! Nice snag!

My parents have a ton of blooms on their orange and tangelo trees this spring. I guess the conditions in Tucson are good this year!

Julie said...

Glad to see someone still has an orange tree!!! Nice!!!

One day your Bird of Paradise will be blooming like crazy!!!

Aiyana said...

Beautiful photos. I think you've inspired me to just go out and purchase a Pomegranate tree. I've wanted one for years, but something else always caught my attention. I think this is the year!
Aiyana

walk2write said...

Surprises like that would be welcome anywhere. We planted two small grapefruit trees here over a month ago, and there was only one blossom on one of them. Now suddenly the other one has a bunch of white buds ready to open. I'm learning as I go because I've never grown citrus before. We chose grapefruit since it's more tolerant of freezing temps. Keep us updated on the blooms.

David said...

i have a stroy or two from april fools day