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Lemon Tree Very Pretty And The Flower Is So Sweet

Updated on March 7, 2015
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Lemon tree very pretty

The lemon flower is so sweet.

I love my lemon tree. It never fails me..Each year it provides me with a huge amount of fruit.

It requires very little to no care at all., it basically just takes care of itself and just keeps on giving..

That tree is so generous, if anyone comes to visit, they are sure to take home a bag of lemons. And the neighbors are more than welcome to help themselves from their side of the fence and they do.

Its very pretty with its tiny white blossoms and bright yellow fruit.

Ahh and not to forget its fresh lemony fragrance as you walk beneath it...

The lemon tree has beautiful foliage and flowers.

Lemon trees are ever-bearing in cool climates. In warmer areas (such as mine) the crops are concentrated in the fall and spring.

The lemon should be harvested as soon as it becomes fully yellow, for best flavor.

As the saying goes.."When life gives you lemons"


I heard that statement quite often as I was growing up . I always thought that was a bad thing,

I thought that people said that because they were bitter over what ever circumstances they were going through.

Now I realize that it really means to " Make the most of what you have."



Tea with lemon and honey

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How I love that lemon tree

When nature gives me lemons I make lemonade.

Make a face mask of lemon and honey.

To Whiten yellow fingernails. Remove nail polish, wash your hands and then soak your fingernails in full-strength lemon juice for a minute or two. Moisturize them afterward to prevent excessive dryness.

I have used it on my hair as a natural high lighter.

To soothe a sore throat, add honey and lemon to your hot tea.
Rub a piece of lemon and salt on your hands to remove odors such as garlic, onion, and fish.

The uses of the lemon are endless.

I use lemon peels to make my own household cleaner. Orange/Lemon Household Cleaner

Add a fresh scent to my home: fill a saucepan with water, add lemon peels, cinnamon stick and cloves. Simmer on the stove.

A paste of lemon juice, baking soda and salt. Rub on the bottom of your copper pots and pans. Allow to sit a few minutes, rinse off and wipe dry.

Put lemon peels in your garbage disposal, about once a month to keep it smelling fresh and clean.

Before cleaning the microwave oven. Squeeze some lemon juice into a bowl of water and zap it. This not only loosens any dried on particles of food, but deodorizes the microwave oven as well.

Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is so sweet.

Dried slices of lemon is really pretty on a garland or a wreath.

Lemons are also very pretty sitting on the counter in a colander or a bowl..You can give them extra shine by rubbing them with a small amount of vegetable oil.





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Lemon Tree Very Pretty

But the fruit of that lemon is impossible to eat

Well that is not entirely true, considering that I use the juice of that lemon in many foods that I cook..from salad dressing , pies, cakes, many many desserts..Lemon Pie. And of course a must for any freshwater fish as well as seafood.

I do love to eat lemons with a little salt..However, I quit doing that as it eats the enamel off teeth.

Add it to guacamole to keep it green

Add a spoonful of lemon juice to the water when cooking rice , to keep it from sticking.

To partake of the benefits of the lemon, squeeze half of a lemon into a cup of hot water, as a boost to your immune system. Some say it is beneficial to weight loss when drinking a cup each morning.

It contains : Citric acid, Calcium, Potassium, Minerals, an Vitamins.

It is also used when canning jams and jellies.

The juice from my lemons is frozen for future use..

I pour the fresh squeezed juice into ice cube trays. Once solid frozen I transfer the cubes into freezer bags . They are then saved for future use.



10 More Useful Ways To Use Lemon


1. Freshen the Fridge
Its easy to remove the unpleasant orders in the refrigerator. Squeeze a little juice onto a sponge and leave it in the refrigerator for a few hours.

2. Dip a Q-tip into lemon juice and use it to clean the calcium build up on the refrigerator water dispenser.


3. Prevent fruit such as apples from turning brown
by squeezing a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice on them after cutting or peeling.


4 Refresh cutting boards to get rid of the smell and help sanitize the cutting board, rub it all over with the cut side of half a lemon or wash it in undiluted juice straight from the bottle.


5. For coughs lemon water can reduce phlegm; and can also help you breathe properly and also helps a person suffering with asthma.

6. Aids in treating arthritis and rheumatism because
lemon is a diuretic it can assists in the production of urine which helps you to reduce inflammation by flushing out the toxins and bacteria, and will also give relief from arthritis and rheumatism.

7. For deodorizing your garbage can,Save leftover lemon and orange peels and toss them at the base under the bag. To keep it smelling fresh, repeat once every couple of weeks.

8. With a little lemon juice you can make soggy lettuce crisp. Just add the juice of half a lemon to a bowl of cold water. Then put the soggy lettuce in it and refrigerate for 1 hour. Make sure to dry the leaves completely before putting them into salads or sandwiches.


9. Lemon juice also stops bleeding gums and reduces toothaches.

10. Use a lemon to soften dry and scaly elbows.Itchy elbows are bad enough, but they look terrible too. For better looking (and feeling) elbows, mix baking soda and lemon juice to make an abrasive paste, then rub it into your elbows for a soothing, smoothing, and exfoliating treatment. Rinse your extremities in a mixture of equal parts lemon juice and water, then massage with olive oil and dab dry with a soft cloth.


Growing A Meyer Lemon Tree

Its very pretty with its tiny white blossoms and bright yellow fruit.

Ahh and not to forget its fresh lemony fragrance as you walk beneath it...

The lemon tree has beautiful foliage and flowers.

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      KerryAnita 4 years ago from Satellite Beach, Florida

      Sounds like a great tree and you make very good use of all the lemons. I would love to have a lemon tree for my yard. I've been considering getting a dwarf lemon tree. How long before your tree began producing fruit?

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      Faythe F. 4 years ago from USA

      We planted the tree about 6 yrs ago..It is a Meyer lemon. I also have a dwarf lemon tree..I get about 10 lemons a year on it..however it is in a pot..I think if it were in the ground it would produce more

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      I can't plant a lemon tree in my yard, it would freeze. But, in a pot would be a different story.

      Love this hub.

      Voted up!

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      GoldenThreadPress 4 years ago

      I love lemons so much--I even wrote a Hub and created a recipe around them! Nevertheless, having your very own lemon tree sounds divine. Not sure how they would do inside during my Wisconsin winters. Voted Up!--Deb

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      Faythe F. 4 years ago from USA

      @ Michele Travis I'm not sure how a lemon tree would do in a cold climate..I live in Southern California and citrus trees love it here..Although I have family in Northern California where it is much colder and they do well there too.. I would try growing a dwarf in a large pot ..its worth a try...Thank you for your up vote

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      Faythe F. 4 years ago from USA

      GoldenThreadPress..Thank you for your vote...heading over to your hub...going to check out that lemon recipe..

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Couldn't find any lemon tree in Malaysia. But I o love make Lemon cakes, Muffins and Ice Lemon tree. Thanks for the useful tip in cooking the rice with lemon juice. Voted up

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      Faythe F. 4 years ago from USA

      Oh No ...no lemon trees in Malaysia...wonder why it seems the climate would be right....or not?..thank you for the vote up

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Thanks for including some helpful uses for the lemon juice. I commend you for creating a multi-faceted hub full of practical uses.

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      Faythe F. 4 years ago from USA

      Thank you shiningirisheyes

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