When Life Mails You Meyer Lemons…

When life gives you lemons….Say thank you! This beautiful little Meyer Lemon tree was quite the surprise in the mail today! I timidly opened the package which had a huge stamp across the front announcing live plants.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

But I hadn’t ordered any live plants. I had ordered plenty of seeds. I assumed it must be an unexpected present and it was! My lovely mother got me the perfect gift: a grafted Meyer Lemon tree!

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Meyer Lemon

A Meyer Lemon is a special kind of lemon that is crossed with a Mandarin Orange to produce beautiful and lightly flavored lemons. When well-taken care of, this Meyer Lemon should produce fruit for me within a year! Since it’s a grafted tree, it will grow much quicker than a seedling.

Planting Meyer Lemon

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This container the little lemon came in was way too small for the plant so I replanted it! I may let it grow huge and produce tons of lemons!

Or maybe I’ll bonsai it like this incredible little plant I saw in Tuscany.

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About Meyer Lemon

The tree should be in direct sunlight and not too cold. It’s okay to grow outside, but not in the Pacific Northwest. Misting its leaves every 1-2 days will help it stay happy and tropical.

Stay tuned to watch the little guy’s growth! I anticipate some beautiful lemons in the future!

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Photos: Elizabeth Adan

 

PrintBy Elizabeth Adan

Elizabeth Adan is a Freelance Writer, Publicist and Brand Ambassador. Her blog Aquaberry Bliss is a unique food and travel blog dedicated to expanding your world and inspiring your creativity. When Elizabeth isn’t traveling, you’ll find her writing, hiking or gardening. Find Elizabeth on Twitter @stillaporcupine and on LinkedIn.

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5 thoughts on “When Life Mails You Meyer Lemons…

  1. Meyer lemons are my favorite. I use them for almost anything from facials to topping on baked chicken. I’ve never grown one indoors. Wonder how it would do. Unfortunately I can’t grow them outside in my region. Lovely post! 😀

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  2. These are the best lemons on earth!! In addition to regular uses: slice up a couple and layer in a glass jar with sliced ginger then pour honey over all and store in refrigerator. Use in hot water for a sore throat or to just enjoy on a cold morning!

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