St. John Springtime: New Flowers – Limes and Mangoes

St. John Flora: Key Lime Flower

St. John Flora: Key Lime
Key Lime Flower

Key Lime Flower
My key lime tree, a gift from my friend, the late John Gibney, is doing its thing again – busting out with flowers and baby limes and promising to be a really good harvest. Meanwhile the flowers are not only pretty to look at, but they smell really good like sweet perfume! Just walking past the tree is an olfactory treat, especially in the early morning.

About the photo:
The flower shown in the photo is about the size of a dime. The little green bud is the beginning of a new key lime

Mango Flower

Mango Flowers
Also popping is my malika mango. There’s plenty of buds now, but with mango’s you have to wait and see. A strong wind can knock off buds or baby mangoes if they haven’t set in real well yet. If the wind is strong enough it can even knock full-sized mangoes to the ground. The other enemy I have to watch out for is the Thrushie Bird, who loves mangoes as much as me. We’ll see, but here’s hoping for the a big successful mango harvest.

St. John Live Music Schedule Thursday March 22

Banana Deck – Steel Pan by Lemuel Samuels – 6:00 – 9:00 – 693-5055
Castaways – Dance Party – 11:00 – 777-3316
Driftwood Dave’s – Just Mike -7:00 – 10:00 – 777-4015
High Tide – Inner Vision – 8:00-11:00 – 714-6169
Island Blues – Ike – 7:00 – 10:00 – 776-6800
Morgan’s Mango – Mark Wallace – 6:00 – 9:30 – 693-8141
Ocean Grill – Chris Carsel – 6:30 – 9:00 – 693-3304
Shipwreck Landing – Slammin – 7:00 – 10:00
Skinny Legs – Lauren – 6:00 – 9:00 – 779-4982

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