"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Donna Baker

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

My First Pomegranate


I've been taking care of this potted pomegranate for three years now and finally, it produced one this summer.  Just turning with its first blush.  I am tickled.

Did you know the pomegranate originated in Persia eons ago and spread throughout the Mediterranean region?  All parts of the plant were used - its rind was used as a suppository for birth control.  The plant, blended with mustard oil, was used for sagging breasts.  Who knew women had to worry about these things thousands of years ago.

The myth of Persephone prominently features the pomegranate.  Now you know.  Go to Logee's tropical plants for one of your own.  Mine has grown to over 6 feet tall and has beautiful red flowers in the spring. 


7 comments:

  1. Yay you Donna! I saw a pomegranate tree in Greece and the fruit was about at the same stage — congrats on bearing Persephone's fruit!

    (p.s. didn't know the bit about the sagging breast remedy :))

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    1. I knew you'd love this post Amanda - er, Persephone.

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  2. How exciting to have the first pomegranate fruit after 3 years of tender lovin care. That will be a truly wonderful treat to enjoy. piece by piece, or do you have other plans for it?

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    1. Nothing would lift up these sagging breasts. I'm just glad it finally produced as I might of just quit watering it or left it out of the greenhouse this winter. I'm really not that mean. I can't stand to go to plant places and see them dying from lack of water.

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  3. Now Donna - that is exciting - other than drinking the juice I have never tried one. That must explain my sagging breasts (LOL)! How are you doing with those deer and grasshoppers. Sounds to me like you have quite a battle on your hands. Sorry about your tomatoes. I usually battle those mean horn worms on mine but fortunately have not caught site of one...maybe they told the next generation that is one mean woman when you mess with her tomatoes!! Have a wonderful end to your week. I think I better get eating some pomegranates before it is too late.

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  4. Congratulations are in order! I plan to have pomegranate tree in my country garden along with a mulberry tree. I guess the pomegranate will be the tricky one, but with all those benefits - well worth it!

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