sooo…about a week after Nick gave me the cute little lemon tree, we went away on a little holiday to Banff, Alberta. Immediately I was worried – what’s going to happen to my lemon tree ? I tried to macgyver an auto water dispenser from a water bottle – but the trial went badly as the water pushed through the pin holes too quickly and was drained completely into the soil within a day – I was hoping that it would slowly dispense over the course of a week.
So I was left without any option other than hope and pray that the little tree will live from neglect of 7 days. The day we left, the tree was in full bloom – about 10 or so white flowers had blossomed – it was beautiful. I counted about 6 or so little pea size green lemons growing. It was in perfect health.
….7 days later….
I came home – first thing I did was to hold my breath and check the tree. The flowers had all dried up and there were tons of leaves on the floor!!! *cry*
Over the course of the next few days – the plant continued to shed its leaves – every bit of movement means more leaves would fall.
sigh. green thumbs has evolved to black thumbs and it only took about 2 weeks.
I have put it by the window with lots of sunlight but not directly against it as I think it’s too cold.
Let’s see if it will come back to me over the next little while.