Thornton's Lemon Drop

mjhuntingtonbeachJune 17, 2014

The whole tree

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Mike, is that in-ground? Mine is very low on inflos this year and I wonder if it's because it's in a pot. Such a water hog in the pot, too!

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 10:46AM
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The one last year I almost lost in a pot, I put in the ground in March. All the 6 tips are in bloom now but it! roxanne

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 11:49AM
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Yes, I put that TLD in the ground last year in March. It's really taking off, should be covered with blooming inflos in another few weeks. I can post a picture then.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 12:07PM
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wow!! cant wait to add this one to my list! still trying to find a decent sized one.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 4:37PM
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Texasplum, where are you in TX? You could try contacting citizeninsane on the forum (George H.). He had some nice size ones available before the sale.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 10:45PM
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I am having a hard time knowing how often to water. Mine are all in containers. These wonderful plants appear happy no matter what, but I am afraid too little water will cause stress and less blooming. Jen - does your TLD seem to take more water than others? How often are you watering this time of year?

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 11:10PM
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Yes maam I did but he sold them all at the sale. I bet they didn't last long! I live in Liberty Hill about 30 min north of Austin. Thank you for the help though.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 11:26PM
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Yes, TLD is a water hog! That's why I wondered if they would do better in the ground than a pot. Someone else has mentioned that on this forum. I notice branch wrinkling on mine within 3 or 4 days of a deep watering so I'm watering every 3 or 4 days.

Shane, there may be someone around here that has a big tree to spare at some point. Don't give up! There's always the next sale in Rosenburg in July, too.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2014 at 9:03AM
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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

Hi Mike!!

Love your ETLD !! She sure is a beauty and looks like she is loving it in the ground!!!

All of my trees are so thirsty right now.. I have been watering every other day here in Virginia. Temps yesterday were in the mid 90's. I just checked my trees and they were thirsty again!!

Thanks for sharing!!!


    Bookmark   June 20, 2014 at 9:54PM
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Laura - you must have missed out on all those storms yesterday. Of course they came after I had already watered. :)

Very nice, Mike. Maybe I should put mine in the ground until fall.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2014 at 10:16PM
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Thanks Laura, moonie.

yes, in a few weeks the TLD should be covered with flowers from top to bottom, definitely seems to like it in the ground. Not bad for a 3 1/2 year old that started as a cutting from a tree that got split in two in Sept 2010. But strangely the growth seems kind of weak, prone to breaking off. But until something new breaks off I'm enjoying the blooms :)

So Laura, did i hear something about you coming out west around the time of JJ's open house?


    Bookmark   June 21, 2014 at 12:35AM
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