Blooming Citrus Trees in Fall
DH’s giant tropical Brugmansia Angels Trumpet plants have finally put out flower pods!
My mother gave DH his original plant. He kept it alive by bringing it into the garage with my dwarf fruit trees for years.
Last year, with little room in the small greenhouse, he abandoned his large plants in favor of my lemon, lime & orange trees, though he did cut many of the stems to root in buckets of water…hoping they would root. He had never tried this before.
The successfully rooted & he planted the rooted cuttings once temps warmed up last Spring.
I continue to have webs all my dwarf citrus trees. I have hand washed each & every leaf on each & every tree. Still webs.
Only a few blooms on the big lemon tree in early summer which set 2 lemons on the big tree & a new itty baby lemon & 1 lemon on a small lemon tree…until a couple of days ago.
All of a sudden the big tree is covered in blooms. It’s October! Almost time for the trees to be moved into warmth.
Now the sweet aroma of lemon blossoms greets me when I enter the garden.
Now there is a race on – to get the garage prepped enough for the big trees to be moved before frost; to get lights for “grow bulbs” in the garage; to again wash each & every leaf on each & every tree before moving them; to be able to move the big trees over the newly grated entrance into the garage… I’m going to be busy for the foreseeable future.