Archive for January 2009

Meyer’s Lemon Success   Leave a comment

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Here’s my Meyer’s Lemon Tree this winter.  I’ve been fertilizing and watering more than ever before, and the tree is looking the best it ever looked.  I have these 3 huge lemons ripening right now, they are almost as big as grapefruit.  The tree still doesn’t look as good as when it’s outdoors in the late summer, but it did not drop as many leaves this fall when I brought it in.  First, I washed it several times with plain water, to get rid of bugs.  Then I sprayed it twice with a horticultural oil.  So it has not had the bug problem I usually have when it’s indoors.  Then I was extremely careful to not miss the watering schedule.  I water it twice a week, if I miss a day, the leaves start to curl.  And I sprinkle some citrus/avocado granular fertilizer that I bought (it’s organic, smells like fish emulsion) on the top of the soil in the pot.  I’ve done that at least twice this winter.  You’d think you wouldn’t fertilize in the winter, but apparently citrus needs it year round.  For this first time in it’s life, I had fruit and blossoms at the same time a few weeks ago.  I think I only got one tiny fruit from that latest blossom group, but I never had it blossom more than once a year before, so I’m making some progress. (See my post on March 29, 2008).

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Posted January 26, 2009 by cindyeo in citrus, meyer lemon

A Mix of Formal and Cottage   Leave a comment

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Isn’t this a great mix of formal and cottage styles?  I took this photo while on vacation, and I think the gardener here did a wonderful job.

Posted January 18, 2009 by cindyeo in boxwood, garden

Blue & White Summer Memories   2 comments

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I love the crisp look of blue hydrangeas against a white fence.  This was taken back in July.  We can only dream about that now, it’s 12 degrees outside my window.

Posted January 15, 2009 by cindyeo in color combination, garden, hydrangea