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Another one off to plant heaven…oops

     Remember my post about my lovely lemon tree well, it has a sad friend the lime tree.  I bought this little tree this summer and was so excited that I would have limes and lemons on hand.  I potted my cute little tree in a pot and placed it outside next to my amazing lemon tree.  Over the summer my tree grew so tall and lovely I was so excited!  Well fall came and it was time to bring the trees inside.  At first I noticed that is was dropping a few leaves, then it was a lot of leaves.  I asked Jeff why this one was dying as I usually do well with trees.  I answered all his questions yes I am watering it, yes it has light, and yes I have been feeding it.  Well, last night I noticed something more It is almost bare of leaves and just looks so sad and droopy.  Alas, I have killed yet another houseplant lets hope the next one has better luck.  Meanwhile my lemon tree seems to be mocking me by choosing this moment to bloom.  I sometimes wonder if my plants pots hold bad juju from houseplants past?

Lemons in the living room

     I have an unnatural ability to kill houseplants.  My husband loves to make jokes when I bring home plants or he buys me plants that they are so pretty and it is a shame that they have to die.   When I told my husband I ordered a lemon tree off amazon he looked at me a little funny.  My cute little lemon tree arrived in the mail and I was so excited.  We went to the garden store and found it the most adorable pot that looked like a mason jar.  My tree in the year that I have had it has amazingly (despite my best efforts) has thrived.  By thrived I mean it has not died.  It produced so many beautiful blooms last winter inside and when we brought it out for summer it was so happy.  We have actually eaten two lemons from the tree that were juicy and delicious.  Many of you might be thinking two lemons in one year thats it?  I must remind you that I am just happy that I haven’t killed this plant!