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Blooming Citrus Trees in Fall

October 20, 2015

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DH’s giant tropical Brugmansia Angels Trumpet plants have finally put out flower pods!

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My mother gave DH his original plant. He kept it alive by bringing it into the garage with my dwarf fruit trees for years.

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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.

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I continue to have webs all my dwarf citrus trees. I have hand washed each & every leaf on each & every tree. Still webs.

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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.

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All of a sudden the big tree is covered in blooms. It’s October! Almost time for the trees to be moved into warmth.

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Now the sweet aroma of lemon blossoms greets me when I enter the garden.

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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.

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