Today we have officially owned our house for 2 years. We’ve come a long way since then and have done a ton of work. Some of you may be familiar with what we acquired when we bought our place. Basically we had a field with lots of very poorly maintained trees. We cut all the trees down except for one spindly little citrus tree.
It was a sad little tree. We didn’t know what kind of citrus it was. One of our neighbors thought that it might have been a lemon tree. That year we cut all the dead wood out and I sprayed it regularly with chelated iron. We also dumped a bunch of chicken manure around the base and hooked up irrigation to it. This year this little tree decided to show us that it’s actually a navel orange and it’s completely covered with fruit.
Yep, that’s the same tree. It’s so happy now. Just goes to show that proper care and a little TLC can go a long way.
9 thoughts on “A Little TLC Can Go a Long Way”
That tree looks wonderful! Good job on nursing it back to health! Now how's about some orange juice??
Congratulations! Your story brings back fond childhood memories of the Charlie Brown Christmas tree. It certainly has the same moral to the story: sometimes a little love is all it takes 🙂
I need to get some gardening tips from you. That tree looks awesome!
Nice oranges, all you need now is some vodka.
It's a good thing someone gave us some as a Christmas gift. 😉
A triumphant comeback by a little tree. I gives me hope that I can improve my shrubs.
Merry Christmas to you and to your family.
This reminds me of when we moved to our current property 8 years ago.. It was fun discovering all the "surprise" plants that appeared!
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