A year or so ago, we bought a Meyer lemon tree. We knew it would have to stay in a pot so we could bring it in to protect it from the cold. The little tree was puny when we got it but I was so excited to find it at Home Depot, and it was the only one left. I knew I could nurse it back to health and while it isn’t dead, it definitely isn’t healthy.
I thought maybe re-potting it would give it a boost. Nope, didn’t help at all. Maybe fertilizing as recommended would give it a kick start. It bloomed and smelled so good, little lemons appeared. Maybe it was going to make it. Then the little lemons fell off. The leaves began to fall off. It’s still hanging on by a thread but it isn’t doing well.
A couple of weeks ago, Cullen’s Hometown Market, a local nursery/produce center, had some gorgeous Meyer lemon trees. I wanted one. They were $44. Vince said “I am not paying $44 for a lemon tree when the other one you have is half dead. It isn’t like it’s my fault it’s half dead and if it wasn’t half dead, I wouldn’t need another one but I wasn’t going to argue.
I was there last week and the trees were just full of lemons. I almost bought one but didn’t . . Vince had said no and I didn’t want to show up with the lemon tree but had to convince him that we needed one. It cost my friend more than $40 to ship Meyer lemons to me. Good grief . .
Yesterday, when we went by Cullen’s to get something else, I said “I really want one of those lemon trees! I want it so much that we’re getting one today!” He said ok . . and we got one.
It has at least 20 lemons on it.
There are places where baby lemons were but are no more. The trees were sitting by the door and I’m sure children (or adults) picked them to smell them or whatever.
Me: Look! It has at least 20 lemons on it.
Vince: Will they all make lemons?
Me: Maybe . . but look how many it used to have.
Vince: What happened to those?
Me: I don’t know . . kids may have picked them or they jut got knocked off.
Vince: We should have bought the tree when they first got them in.
Really, Vince? And why didn’t we? Nope, I didn’t say a word. I’ll just pamper and baby both my lemon trees and hope that I get at least a few lemons this year.