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Pacific Northwest Gardening: Neglected Meyer Lemon needs home.

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Lake Stevens, WA
(Zone 8a)

September 16, 2011
7:26 PM

Post #8811662

I am usually pretty good with houseplants, but this poor Meyer Lemon is just too hard. I have had it for 2 1/2 years, and it got spidermites, then scale, and now it lost a lot of leaves and many of the branches died back. It still makes Lemons tho I can't eat them because I used poison. Even once I killed the pests, it blooms all the time, which you would think would be great, but the petals make a mess on the floor. Now I think I underwatered it, and it's headed for the recycling bin if nobody wants it. I live in Lake Stevens, work Seattle.

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Buckley, WA
(Zone 7b)

September 17, 2011
9:37 PM

Post #8812924

Springcolor lives in Lake Stevens.

Are you planning to come to our DG Roundup gathering at our home, next Sat, Sept 24? You will have a great time. See the thread for details, or email me.
Lake Stevens, WA
(Zone 8a)

September 17, 2011
10:56 PM

Post #8812973

Sorry I can't make it next weekend. I am planning to get together with Springcolor, maybe she wants it.
Seattle, WA

December 15, 2011
10:56 PM

Post #8931616

I hope this story had a happy ending. I was just in Lake Stevens today! My friend has been wanting a Meyer Lemon for ages, but I kind of talked her out of it, as I suspected it might be finicky. Martha Stewart loves these, but probably has a special orangerie to house them at Turkey Hill or The Hamptons! Has anyone had GOOD luck with a Meyer Lemon, or citrus in general?? I grew up in citrus country, which was plenty chilly in winter, but sun-baked in the very long summers.
Vashon, WA
(Zone 8b)

December 27, 2011
7:35 PM

Post #8944949

I had a house plant grapefruit tree that my dad planted form a seed, It got to be about 3 feet tall and was in a 3 gallon pot. This was in Chicago with no particular special treatment other than a sunny window for light. Of course, it wasn't expected to have any grapefruit, and I don't recall flowers, but the leaves were nice to look at.

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