January 18, 2007
Iced lemon tree
All this cold weather hasn't been good for our little Meyer lemon tree.
It has been coddled for 14 years but this winter's cold snap has not
helped it at all. We covered it again tonight but it appears it may
lose all its' leaves and this fall's flowers will probably not make
fruit. Normally it flowers twice a year, just after the equinoxes. The
fruit takes about six months to grow and ripen, with most of the fruit
becoming ready to pick around this time each year. We picked more than
half of the lemons and took them to a local food pantry, hoping that
removing that load from the tree would help save it.
There is no way to know if it will come back, but I'm pleased to see
most of the bare branches are still bright green. With water and fertilizer,
it may survive.
Once again, I'm reminded. Each day is a gift.
What is this white stuff on the ground?