Self-sufficient in Lemons

Citrus x meyeri
RUTACEAE, The Rue or Citrus family

..or hope to be at least.

The Meyer lemon tree I rescued from the compost heap last summer is living in the studio happily and blooming its heart out. I stopped in when I got back from my TC/DC odyssey and was almost overwhelmed by the scent. I might have to move it out temporarily to work in there. While there is the stray flying insect in there, I don’t want to leave my lemon supply up to chance, so I’ve been working on the blossoms with a soft paint brush. So far none have set that I can tell, but there are plenty more chances. A Meyer lemon in a 5 or 7 gal. pot, in Portland, can produce over 100 lemons a year!

Did you know Queen Victoria had (faux) orange blossoms on her wedding gown? She was the one who started the whole flooffy white dress thing.

About Mulysa

I love my work as a landscape designer and artist. When I'm not planning homesteads or working in the studio, you'll find me hiking, photographing, gardening, baking, cooking vegetarian meals with friends, reading and working on sustainability issues...with my baby on my hip in Portland, Oregon.
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