Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Have Faith

We have a lemon tree. We bought it several years ago for about $25. It wasn't much to look at, just a few sticks in the dirt, but it was full of blooms, and it smelled wonderful. We figured we had to start somewhere, and it would soon grow into a charming little tree full of lemons like I see in magazines.

Well, not so much. It's still a pitiful looking thing, no closer to becoming a tree. It flourishes every spring when we put it outside and then barely manages to hang on through the winter while it resides in the upstairs bath. Every so often it will burst into bloom, reminding us of why we wanted a lemon tree to begin with.

It has managed to squeeze out a few lemons. There are several tiny ones on there right now, and this is the big daddy of the bunch, measuring in at about an inch. One thing about these lemons: They take their time.

So we'll hang in there with it. Hopefully it will survive another winter. Hopefully we'll see this lemon grow. We have faith.

3 comments:

Lise said...

I got a Meyer Lemon tree last year, and it barely survived the winter in my house, too. Thanks for sharing your faith; it helps me have hope for mine! I was worrying about that poor thing having to come back into my cold house...

Julie ZS said...

Reminds me a whole lot of my lemon tree, which is also in a planter. I keep it around for the smell of the blossoms and just get lemons from my sister-in-law. This year I thought I'd try feeding it with special citrus plant food, didn't help at all.

Darling Petunia said...

Oh my, we're all in the pitiful lemon tree club!