Y'all know how prolific my lemon tree was last season. I bet I got over 80 lemons from that tree. No kidding. And I used or gave away nearly every single one. I lost a few to frost over the winter; but only four or five, so that's not bad.
Well, the tree bloomed out again and it is full of tiny green lemons-to-be! All I did to revitalize my lemon tree this spring was to scoop out a good bit of the top layer of soil, maybe 1/3 of the pot. I made a mixture of equal parts of fresh potting soil, compost and Medina Growin Green granular fertilizer. I added that to the pot, mixed it in real well and watered it. Seems to have worked because it looks great and is full of blooms!
The bees had a really good time pollinating all the beautiful blooms :)
And look at all these tiny new lemons! The tree is living out by my greenhouse. I was going to move it onto the back patio, but it seems really (really) happy in that spot. It gets lots of sun, but some afternoon shade from the greenhouse and lots of cool breezes on top of the hill. I think I'll leave it where it is!
It looks like I am in for another bumper crop of lemons!
And check this out...as I was photographing the lemons, I noticed these two walking stick insects hanging out on the underside of the leaves. They are so well camouflaged that they are very hard to see. But I'm always looking closely at my plants/trees, etc for signs of bugs/critters, both good and bad! These guys are really neat and they are beneficial, too. They eat the bad bugs that create havoc on my plants.
Anyway, I was really glad to see these strange but really cool looking bugs on my lemon tree!