lemon tree very pretty
This is not a normal crop in Shohola, PA, but it's possible I'm not a normal person.
We've had our first frost, so all the houseplants are back indoors. Which includes my very small Meyer lemon tree and its two juicy fruits. I'm so proud of this tree. I brought it back from the brink of doom, plagued by both scale and mealybug. It flowered beautifully this spring and I hand-pollinated since it was still too cold to put it out on the deck.
Citrus flowers are some of my favorites. The fragrance is superb and complex, but not cloying. It combines lush, enveloping sensuality with sharp, clean sweetness.
I'm trying to think of something appropriately celebratory to make with these home grown beauties (something other than lemon meringue pie, thank you very much). Since I only have two, I'm somewhat limited. Any suggestions?
And while I'm soliciting advice and commentary, here's another, more technical question: I'd like to setup this blog so subscribers can receive automatic email notification of new posts. My pals at Wordpress and .mac can do it, so why not Blogger? I've spent about an hour reading through the help groups at Blogger but can't find anything. If anyone out there can help, I'd sure appreciate it. Get to me soon, and perhaps I can repay you with a Pennsylvania lemon.