One of the flower buds
The sepal is starting to open.
This ant is really busy, it kept going round the bud in circles, wonder if they ever get dizzy???
Two days later, the sepal has opened and the petals are blooming.
The little ant it still here!
The bright orange colour of the flowers are really beautiful.
The petals are dropping and the stamens are visible. The next day, it dropped off onto the ground. And this circle happens to all six flowers. I was really disappointed as I was looking forward to my first pomegranate fruit. This led me to google for information and found out that it is a normal cycle for the pomegranate young tree to flower for the first 2 to 3 years before they bear any real fruit. The flowers or fruits would dropped during the first few years of growth, as it is preparing itself to mature into healthy fruit-bearing plants.
Well, that was about three weeks ago. Now, there are about a dozen new flower buds on the little tree.
a cluster of buds at the end of the branch.
Will the buds have full blooms this time round, and perhaps with a fruit or two, or is this another round of only blooms? I'm waiting patiently to find out.
I'm linking this post to Garden Tuesday @ Sidewalk Shoes
Happy Gardening !