Monday, February 18, 2013

What's Bloomin'~ My Meyers Lemon Tree

 Even tho this is not the best time of year for my indoor potted trees in general, this little powerhouse is a great producer. Ordinarily my indoor trees go into a deep slumber in late Fall and don't show any signs of waking until after Valentine's day. All my indoor deciduous trees drop their leaves, just like the trees do outside, and it is quite messy! But this little tree keeps on going. Hopefully in the next few weeks new leaves and branches will start to emerge and form, and the trees will look lush and full again. But for now they are all a little scraggly looking...It's just how it is this time of year. 
(I'm feeling a little scraggly right now too!)

 If you look closer tho, my little Meyer lemon tree is flowering...
 and these little flowers will eventually form into tiny lemons. It takes a LONG time for the flowers to morph into full grown ripe lemons. For the longest time they actually look a lot like limes! But you just have to be patient and let Nature take it's time...
Here are two lemons that just dropped from this little tree. My first harvest! Hopefully with many more to come.

3 comments:

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Isn't that beautiful! Imagine growing your own lemons. I can taste that gin and tonic already :)
Lynne x

Mare said...

Hahaha I LOVE gin and tonic, but it doesn't love me..too acidic. So i just sip the gin on ice every once in a Blue Moon (i love Bombay Sapphire-it's like a fragrant garden trapped inside a bottle)...Maybe a twist of Meyer Lemon wouldn't hurt, right?

Paula said...

That is lovely, Mare!!