Here's a photo of our little "Citrus Grove" (plus 1 additional Key Lime tree hiding off to the right side here.) These are dwarf trees and we bought 5 gallon sized trees 5 - yes FIVE - years ago. We've had a few Mandarin Oranges, several Meyer Lemons the last 3 years. The first year we had nothing, of course. When we bought them, the Nursery Man at OSH told us, "they'll do just fine in this area! And, they'll quickly grow to the 6' to 8' size we'd like to keep them at in no time at all." He fibbed just a little bit - well, actually he fibbed a BIG WHOPPER!! This guys pants caught on fire!! Citrus Trees don't do well in an area where we have so many nights that freeze - only low to mid 20's, and many, many nights under 32 degrees. So, not just frosts or quick freeze, but a hard freeze for these tender trees.
Our first year here, we lost 3 of our first 4 trees, and had to start all over the following year. OSH has an outstanding return policy - if your buy plants from them and they don't make it, they guarantee a refund for additional plants. Can't beat that. So, hearing that year was an exception and it's not usually this cold, again from the Nursery Man, we spent the next two winters taking the trees in and out of the garage to the back patio when the freeze would be for many nights in a row, or covered them as best we could. Moving the trees so much we lost a lot of buds, and they weren't getting the proper amount of sunshine in the garage.
She loved this. She enjoys coming out to the garden with me during the spring and summer to help plant, water, trim and weed but loves to "harvest the veggies!"
Hope you enjoy my wee one and her "harvest!" Wee ones are so easily amused! Love it!
Blessings to you all!