You can check out Leona's progress at See How She Grows
January 31, 2011 - Leona the Meyer Lemon
Thomas was asking how his readers' citrus trees were doing, and I realized it has been quite a long time since I updated Leona the Meyer Lemon's progress. For those of you who are new to my blog, Leona is a Dwarf Improved Meyer Lemon tree. We named it Leona after my husband's mother, Leona Meyer. I purchased Leona as a 4" tall nursery plant last May. She is now 26" tall, and has had one of her branches pruned to force it to branch out like the other two did on their own. Leona has two clusters, plus one single blossom. This is her second time to bloom, but she has never set any fruit. I've been putting her outside most days, hoping a bee would find her, and I've given her blossoms a bit of tickling with a Q-tip. It's just a wait-and-see game now.