Since the flowers and trees have been rolling into the nurseries this spring my bestie and I have been on the hunt for Meyer lemon trees, lime trees, and olive trees. Every place we’ve went said they just aren’t carrying them any longer because they don’t sell well. We decided we’d order what we wanted online in hopes we received something more than a dead stick in the mail (been there done that before) and these trees are to pricey to get a scrawny unhealthy tree in the mail.
We’d given up on finding any this year, until we went to a craft show on Saturday and the first booth we went into had one lime and one lemon tree. We squealed with delight grabbed each other and snatched them up. I took the lime tree home and she took the lemon tree. We both have them on our decks for the summer but will bring them inside for the cold winter months.
I couldn’t believe how fragrant the leaves are, on our way home with them the whole Jeep smelled like sweet fruit. My lime tree is loaded with limes already, I started counting and stopped at 20. We decided once they’re done fruiting we’ll cut a branch off each tree, dip it in rooting homrome and repot it. That way we’ll each have a lime and a lemon tree.
Now all I have left to find is an olive tree. I asked my mom to search Florida for one, she’ll be driving to my place next week and could haul one along with her. I guess Michigan just isn’t the place to find the trees I’ve been looking for. If you’ve every ordered them online please leave me your source and tell me the condition they arrived in.