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Old 10-01-2018, 04:16 PM   #1
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Lemon Tree update


Took in the lemon tree Saturday...when we put it out early this May,
I was worried because it was infested with mites. We lost half
the leaves.

We sprayed it with Bayer advanced, and it greatly improved and
came back 100 percent We also sprayed it again just before
bringing it into the house Saturday.

We also gave it an aggressive pruning.
It's currently loaded with little lemons. This is the funniest plant
we ever had the lemons get huge, and their sweet and delicious.

We had to remove a chair to make room for it.
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This is the tree from last Christmas (2017) when we got it.
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Nice tree and I agree plants can be funny. My grandmother had her African Violets that were over 30 years old. At the end of each year they would seem to die and she would tuck them away in the basement. Like the mythical phoenix they would rise every spring. Of course she had given them all names .

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Nice tree and I agree plants can be funny. My grandmother had her African Violets that were over 30 years old. At the end of each year they would seem to die and she would tuck them away in the basement. Like the mythical phoenix they would rise every spring. Of course she had given them all names .

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cute Grandma story, Bud...my Ming Arelia is over 20 years old...I almost lost
in this spring...I nursed it back to health. I call it my marra-wanna plant.
My lemon tree is named Merangue.
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Is that a Boston Terrier? I mean, I know it looks like one, but looks a little bigger...I sometimes think I'm looking at a Boston Terrier and it turns out to be a French Bulldog, or something.

I love Boston Terriers...they have the funniest personalities. I've known quite a few in my lifetime and they've always made me laugh with their antics. I worked at a veterinary clinic many years ago and a Boston Terrier used to board there and he was a crazy little guy. He would first act as if he never met you in his life (even if you took care of him for days on end), growling and acting like a little tyrant. Then, he would suddenly jump up on you with a great deal of enthusiasm and affection. He once jumped up on me with such force that he gave me a fat lip. My nickname for him was something like, "looney-looney bug-bug".


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Yes, cat, it's a Boston...the one on the chair next to the
lemon tree is Dante. He belongs to our son.
The other one we have is Max, he belongs to our other son.
They both visit often.

Boston's are cute and highly intelligent. We've only had Beagles,
so, we never knew dogs were so intelligent... just kidding.

This is Max...both dogs are identical, except Max has the spot on
his forehead, known as Buddas kiss...
Max is Dante's Pop.
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A Max closeup. I was taking pics of a little table we just made,
and Max always willing to be in a photo to show a dogs perspective,
through a dogs eye.
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Wow, that's a helluva tree!

Want some free indoor palm tree seeds? I've got a ton . . . Shoot me a PM with your address, no charge.
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Dave, what does an indoor palm tree look like? How big does
it get? Show me a pic please.

My head guy is an obsessive gardner...My neighbors send us over
their sick plants for him to bring them back to life.
We currently have two orchids in hospital!

We have a backyard pond, so he brings in many pond plants that
he keeps in a guest room upstairs ( southern exposure)

I am currently looking for a jade plant that I can train into a bonsai
tree. If you put a jade plant in the northwest corner of your house
youíll have good luck.
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Dave, what does an indoor palm tree look like? How big does
it get? Show me a pic please.

My head guy is an obsessive gardner...My neighbors send us over
their sick plants for him to bring them back to life.
We currently have two orchids in hospital!

We have a backyard pond, so he brings in many pond plants that
he keeps in a guest room upstairs ( southern exposure)

I am currently looking for a jade plant that I can train into a bonsai
tree. If you put a jade plant in the northwest corner of your house
you’ll have good luck.
They're called Chamadorea radicalis, which is a small palm from Mexico. Never gets more than about 7 feet tall, and will stay indoors for life in a five gallon pot.

Takes heat, takes cold, takes dry, you kill these, dang, maybe home or hospice. Pretty, too, not usually bothered much by mites, etc.

I've got them all the time, they're one of the best palms for marginal places. They might even survive outside in Long-Guy-Land. I have dozens of plants I've started from seeds, and a friend of mine gives me his. I send them for free all over the world, including Russia, Poland, England, Italy.

I've got other species, too, but this is the big favorite. I call them the Happy People Palm.
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@Startingover , you're welcome to some seed, too!
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Dave, I live in zone 7. I donít believe it would survive outside in the winter.
Thanks for the offer.
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Dave, I live in zone 7. I donít believe it would survive outside in the winter.
Thanks for the offer.
Up to you, but I think they will, and even if not, they'll hang well in your house.
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Dave, I live in zone 7. I donít believe it would survive outside in the winter.
Thanks for the offer.
Surely you have a hothouse garden room connected to the house?
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Surely you have a hothouse garden room connected to the house?
No, no hothouse...if we did the head guy would spend the entire
winter in there.
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