20 January 2014
A touch of Summer
Until last year, I had never seen a citrus tree that could be grown indoors. On one of my rare outings last Winter, I saw these trees at a local greenhouse and immediately knew that I wanted one for my living room. I also knew that I wasn't up to looking after it so decided to wait until after I had surgery and finished chemo. When I went back to buy one last June, they were all sold.
My mind was made up; I was going to have a lemon tree in my living room. On Saturday, I finally got one ... and it was definitely worth the wait. Apparently they do quite well indoors and can be taken outside during the warm Summer months. They need a lot of light so it's beside a south facing window where it gets light pretty much all day. It's covered with blooms which smell absolutely wonderful! A touch of Summer in the middle of Winter!
There are even a few little lemons beginning to form. It takes 7-9 months for the lemons to mature and in ideal conditions, the plants can grow as tall as 8 feet! I doubt that mine will grow that tall - but you never know!
Notice who's peering around the corner? Our little Maggie doesn't like to be photographed and runs away every time I have my camera out. I was using my tripod with the timer so she never realized she was being photographed. Now I know how to trick her!
We're heading into another deep freeze this week so I don't think I'll be venturing out anywhere. I finished painting the mirror frame that I had wanted to finish before Christmas and will be sharing photos of it in an upcoming post. I'm still doing a little organizing and decluttering too. Most of the big stuff is finished but as I tidy things up, I'm tossing anything that I no longer use, want or need. And whenever the cold gets to me, I go and sit beside my lemon tree and breathe deep. :)
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