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:wow: :excited: We've finally got 2 lemons set on, that look like they may STAY on! :clap: (our meyer lemon has had it's share of ups & downs in the past year... but, may indeed be on the mend.... and permanently on the way up! :w00t:)

It will take almost a year for these little guys to ripen ~ and a lot can happen in that time ~ so keep your :fingerscrossed:
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Adi-Emus Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009   Photographer
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have a nice day:wave:
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LadyAliceofOz Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
:bow: :iconsnuzzleplz:
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thePrey Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
Wuuuuuu ;) Me like, me like ;) ;) ;)
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I featured you here! :) :[link]
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LadyAliceofOz Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ooooh! Aren't you sweet Maria??!!! :iconsomehugsplz:
Thank you very much!! :hungry: :heart: :clap:
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You are very welcome! :hug:
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008  Professional
I want a potted lemon tree.

sweet
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sartassa88 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
these are really beautiful, they remember me of my childhood, as I still was a "green lemon"
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LadyAliceofOz Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
ahh... but a memory of that "green lemon" will always be inside you - no one can steal it from you, except you! :hug: I'm a very young person trapped in this crapped out body!! :lmao:
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sartassa88 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
you're right, everyone's as old as he or she feels. as for me I'm just 20 but this boring working life doesn't bring satisfaction, I want to travel and take photos.... haha, even if I still went to school that would be impossible, but in that case I wouldn't have to get up at 6 am every morning and have so much responsibilities
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LadyAliceofOz Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
life is a series of trade-offs :nod: and if you are not happy with what you are doing - change it! :D
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sartassa88 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
jop, I will... guess I shall change my job, but I just started 3 months ago and who knows, maybe I'll start to like my colleagues after a while
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LadyAliceofOz Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
you are the one who has to figure it out :nod:
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sartassa88 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
yes indeed :hug:
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childofstar Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
at least yours is trying .. mine is not ;p
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LadyAliceofOz Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
perhaps you need to feed it :nod: ours love a lot of calcium and other fertilizer, and in addition to spending the summer outside.... it really likes a heavy handful of epsom salts from time to time :nod: In the winter, it enjoys 12+ hours of grow light time, as well as whatever sun it receives from the window :sun:
Right now on the 9th of November, I'm happy to report that it now has 8 lemons set on!!! :w00t:
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childofstar Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I have a lot of plants left over from when my parents were still here (they left for France 4 months ago), and their doing just well (the hibiscus you keep seeing in :iconbiutz:s photos), even the lemon tree is doing .. acceptably well but with no lemons or mandarins (not quite sure what it is). The bad part is i don't have time to care too much for it. I will however try some fertilizer ;p.
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LadyAliceofOz Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Why did your parents leave for France? :confused: Are they French? or retired? I am such a plant lover, it would be maddening to have to leave my plants :cries: But, honestly Chris, most plants only want to know that you like them (yes, it has already been proven that they CAN tell :nod::D) and a very safe fertilizer, if you have it available is Epsom Salts (magnesium sulfate - 9.8% magnesium/12.9% sulfur) ~ just sprinkle it around the plants, and water. On your hibiscus, it will INSTANTLY brighten up the colors on the blooms ~ infact, when the bloom color begins to fade ~ it's time for more espsom salts.

Other than that, most plants don't require much time or attention exactly.... if they have sufficient light (and in winter, flourescent grow lights work quite well) and moderate water, they will be happy! Don't overwater or allow their roots to stand in water, or underwater, where their soil becomes "desert" dry ~ for in the case of the lemon tree ~ if it is short water, it will not put on lemons ~ because it will conserve whatever water it does get, to save the main portion of the plant. Conversely, if it stands in water ~ it will also drop the lemons it has put on, in an effort to save the plant!

Give it a chance, and you may just discover that you have a natural "green thumb" when it comes to plants :hug:
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childofstar Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
my parents left for France because my mother, who is a prime rank doctor of internal diseases ( she specialized in liver/pancreas etc ..), received a better job offer in Commercy.

As for the plants i do have some fertilizer that they left. and it did do wonders, I'm am not sure if i will find the salts you are talking about, because in Romania it is not easy to find individual substances .. dedicated stores are quite rare too ..
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LadyAliceofOz Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Chris, this is an easy one, just ask your mother about epsom salts - she should be able to tell you about it almost immediately :) Here's a link to go read about it [link] It has all kinds of uses from a soaking agent for reducing swelling to a saline laxative (so you should be able to find it in a pharmacy fairly inexpensive - it is dirt cheap here!) and plants love it! :D The reason I suggested epsom salts is because it is next to impossible to fertilizer "burn" a plant with it :nod: And Bianca will get a kick out of seeing the color in hibiscus blooms go from faded to brilliant overnight :excited:

I'm so very impressed by what your mother does :nod: but, at the same time, I am curious what you do in Romania, if you need a good doctor.... do you have to travel to France? Of course, I have to try to remember that all of Europe will fit in the same area as our state of Texas, and have room left over.... but, how far in kilometers or miles (I can convert) is it from where you & Bianca live, to where your parents are in France? The state of Kansas is over 400 miles wide - and what is more amazing, is that from where we live in the N.E. part of Kansas, we can drive east to Indianapolis, IN (all the way across the states of Missouri, Illinois, and part of Indiana) on Interstate I-70, in a little less time than it would take for us to drive west to Goodland, Kansas!! *bizarre*

Hope you can find the epsom salts (or perhaps your mother can find it readily in France and bring you some the next time they visit)! Besides, it is great for a sprain, etc., so it is good to have around :heart:
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childofstar Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
1. I will look into the epsom salt thing ( the "Bianca will get a kick out of seeing the color in hibiscus blooms go from faded to brilliant overnight" thing had me :D );
2. there are lots of acceptable doctors in Romania (we also live close to the capital - Bucharest), but its not hard to find a good one, all you need its money (there are about 4-5 private hospitals in the capital and 2-3 good state hospitals);
3. going to another country to get medical assistance is out of the question for the "average Joe". The prices are extremely high just to get there (it's cheaper to go to a private hospital - if you can afford it);
4. there are almost 2500miles between us but such a trip would take 2-5 days (there is no direct highway - and there are not to many highways also...)
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LadyAliceofOz Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
1) It is really FUN to watch! :D We bought a "peach" colored hibiscus that suddenly became ELECTRIC ORANGE with only the addition of the epsom salts :jawdrop:
2) Thanks so much for answering - sounds like here, i.e. if you got the money - they've got the care! :D Unfortunately, many Americans simply cannot afford either the health insurance premiums or worse yet, the actual costs of health care :crying: (Bob & me, included)
3) Interesting. I just recently discovered that Americans that cannot afford the exorbinant health care insurance (and of course cannot afford the actual costs, either) are going to India and Thailand for high quality, affordable health care! :wow: At the same time, I learned that there are now travel agencies that have sprung up that only sell health care travel packages *amazing*
4) :wow: I had NO idea it was THAT far and really 2-5 days for the trip is not bad, really.... our daughter, Lindsay, lives 1000 miles away, in North Carolina, and it takes us 2 1/2 days to drive there, via our Interstate highway system. Fortunately, we are not without contact with her, due to the internet, and the fact that with our current cable phone service, we have free outgoing long distance phone service :excited:

Thanks so much for your answer, Chris!! :hug: I really appreciate it! :glomp:
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DigitalLithium Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
great monocromatic pic...
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LadyAliceofOz Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
:wow:



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DigitalLithium Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
you're welcome.
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Biutz Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice photo of what seem to be very promising lemons! Good luck with them!
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LadyAliceofOz Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Thank you! :hug:
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phil-quinn Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007
balls :D
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LadyAliceofOz Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
:rofl: You and *TThealer :nod: :D
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phil-quinn Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007
we both have balls?
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LadyAliceofOz Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
:nod: and that is so very like what Bob would say! :rofl:

Actually, this morning, I was looking at them (and remembering your comment) thought :hmm: The jolly green giant's??? :rofl:
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phil-quinn Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
:lmfao:

I have balls like that, will try to find them :D
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LadyAliceofOz Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
:rofl: :rofl:

I'm not touching that right now...... :rofl:
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phil-quinn Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
touching what :floating:
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LadyAliceofOz Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
:rofl: :rofl:
You are bad! :evillaugh:

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eskimoblueboy Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful photo. :clap:
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LadyAliceofOz Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
:bow: :bow:
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Bermiro Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007   Photographer
Beautiful Alice.:aww:
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LadyAliceofOz Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
:bow: :bow:

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Bermiro Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007   Photographer
With pleasure Alice.:aww:
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In-the-picture Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow: A year...
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LadyAliceofOz Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
!! :D
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beigebuddha Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007
:hug: Good Luck......Hope they do not turn into mummy's on the bush/tree. Going to need some warm day's and rain. :rose:
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LadyAliceofOz Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
:bow: :smooch: Precisely what we've been having...... at least so far :fingerscrossed: so we are hoping these will remain and ripen :fingerscrossed:
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beigebuddha Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007
:hug: You will have to let us know if we can Celebrate with fresh Lemon Chiffon Pie :chew: :clap:

:rose: :heart: :rose:
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LadyAliceofOz Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
:giggle: One of our least favorite pies....... so I juice them for tasty lemon juice in my iced tea... freezes very well :nod: Also use to make "instant" buttermilk for cooking..... and once in a blue moon, I make lemon bars... but not too often for they are so fattening!! And I simply cannot leave them alone, until I've eaten them all! :chew: :w00t: They just taste so good! :D

:giggle: Not crazy about Key Lime pie, either........ Bob & I are the ultimate good ol' Chocolate cream fans!! :w00t:
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beigebuddha Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007
:hug: I wonder if all those year's in Australia ( Lemon and Orange Grove's to the side and rear, of our land ) has something to do with buying 4 - 6 Lemon's every week. Not only for the juice but they make excellent, ' Little Room ' cleaner, and bin freshener's and the skin's boiled in yucky pan's, clean's wonderfully.:eyepopping:.....Much as I LOVE the Chocolate, my favourite's are ' Pecan Pie ' and ' Pavlova '.....:chew: :chew:
By buttermilk....do you mean sour milk ( the sort I make Cream Cheese from ) you intentionally curdle. :rose:
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LadyAliceofOz Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
:hmm: Gonna have to look up Pavlova ~ not familiar with that one.... we do love Pecan Pie.... but, unfortunately aren't very good at making one..... and our best place to buy one (when we are traveling) closed...... so haven't had a good one in a while... :cries:

"Instant buttermilk" can be used in recipes like Banana Bread, etc..... and is made by putting a tablespoon of lemon juice into a 1 cup measure, then filling the rest with sweet milk...... leave it sitting out on the counter where it is room temperature..... stir occasionally... and in about 15 minutes... it will begin to curdle..... and be ready to use :nod: :D
I like buttermilk (and sometimes buy it at the store) but Bob detests the stuff..... so don't always keep it around..... for you've kind of got to be "in the mood" in order to even drink a quart container b4 it rots! :D

I so :love: the :chew: emoticons ~ I'm fascinated at the way they move! :shakefish: is another curiosity! :rofl:
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beigebuddha Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007
:hug: Pecan Pie :chew:.....Mmmmm. I found the trick to a good filling, Simmer the pecan's on a very low heat, in a mix of Maple Syrup, Light Golden Syrup a tad of water....when softened, leave in the syrup over night. Add fine white breadcrumb's or semolina ( I prefer breadcrumbs ) to the mix, pour into a pastry base and bake. whilst still hot from the oven, spread a small amount of Maple syrup over the top to glaze. :hungry:

Yep, we used ' Buttermilk ' short hand for the milk has gone OFF AGAIN......:rofl:
Milko' in Aus' came in the evening, so when the coolest part of the day was 3 am, when it dropped to 27 deg C. We got alot, without lemon juice......:laughing: but drink the stuff, NO WAY !!! You can find LOT's of way's to use the stuff, case of have to in the bush. :rofl: :ninjaeat:

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