My Lemon Tree!
I received this tree two years ago for my birthday and last winter, it’s first Pacific NW winter, I nearly killed it. All that was left were two measly leafs. All summer I nursed it back to health and at the end of the summer I reaped the fruits of my labor – one miniature lemon the size of a pea. This year I did my research, moved it inside well before the first frost, kept it in a south-facing window away from the central heating system, watered it regularly and misted the leafs daily. In December, she bloomed fully and smelled wonderful. I didn’t lose a single leaf this year and the tree actually grew new leafs and branches over the winter!
I moved her outside last week but I’ve missed having her in the house to constantly check in on and monitor the growth. There are three blossoms that I pollinated and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this year will be the year we actually get fruit.