When one is not enough...
or even tens...
but hundreds of fragrant orange flowers are set
to assure some oranges in the winter.
Lessons from the orange tree:
1. Plant/propagate more than you will need. If some plants fail to thrive, get eaten by snails, slugs, caterpillars or goats, are scratched up by poultry, or are attacked by a disease there is still a chance that some will be left for the gardener to enjoy.
2. Beauty is important - even in the veggie patch.
3. Plan ahead. While in the throes of one season, plan ahead for the next season/s. Take care of the soil, plant a green manure crop, make compost, plant some seeds for successive crops.