It's been almost exactly two months since I received my Dwarf Meyer Lemon Tree. Those of you who read this post are already privy to the reality of my black thumb.
So, for the last two months, I have dutifully cared for my tree according to all the advice/instruction I could dig up through my obsessive Google searching on the topic. About 2-3 weeks after receiving the tree, the leaves started dropping. And kept dropping for a few weeks. I was, of course, very concerned. Google was no help. Leaves can apparently drop due to under-watering AND over-watering. But I soldiered on.
About 2 weeks ago, the leaves stopped dropping (there is still an abundance of leaves, don't want to leave the impression that I now have a bare stick jutting out of a big pot). And wonder of wonders, three beautiful white flower buds appeared! They bloomed quickly and in just a few days, they began to wither.
But all in all, this was a promising sign of life.
This morning, I watered the tree, and what did my astonished eyes behold? Three teeny tiny green lemons!
So I ran out and bought the biggest bottle of Grey Goose Citron I could find. I want all to be in readiness for when my lemons ripen. Perhaps next I'll buy a dwarf lime tree.
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