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A Grapefruit Tree & A Satsuma Tree
Categories: Domestic Goddess, Plants

Remember a couple weeks ago I told you guys about our adventure to Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard? Well later that same day we headed to a nursery to buy a couple citrus trees. Our intent was to buy lemon and lime trees but they were all sold out so we bought a grapefruit tree and a satsuma tree.

For the last couple weeks they have been sitting out on the back porch in the original pots waiting for me to buy new pots and some dirt. Yesterday was the day that I was getting this done. I went to Lowe’s a couple days ago to price the pots which are about $30 or more a piece. I needed 3 of them and some dirt so I hopped in my car when Lily wasn’t with me and I headed there. The Lowe’s is next door to my grocery store HEB and since my brain was on autopilot I drove and parked at HEB without thinking about it. I seriously parked and got out of my car before I realized that I was at the wrong place. Oh well HEB has an outdoor plant section so I figured as long as I was there I could take a look at what they have in stock. To my surprise I discovered that the pots are more than half the price of what I was going to pay at Lowe’s. I walked out of HEB about 30 minutes later with 3 pots and 2 bags of dirt for only $51! I was very happy with myself at that moment! I am pretty sure I will never buy another pot at Lowe’s again.

Here are my trees and the new pots. The one in the front is the grapefruit tree, then the olive tree, and the one in the back is the satsuma tree. The picture didn’t turn out that great because of all the green in the grass.

I think my favorite pot is the olive tree pot. So Texas, right? And the best part is that it was only $6.

One thing I noticed about all of the large plastic pots at both Lowe’s and HEB is they don’t have any drainage holes. Luckily I know how to use a drill so this isn’t a problem.

Check out my handy work! Not to bad, eh?

One last picture of the grapefruit tree before he heads into a pot that will make him prettier and happier!

Don’t they just look so much better?

I moved them from the back porch to the pool area because they both want about  8 hours of direct sunlight and on the porch they were only getting about 5 hours of direct sunlight. I am totally looking forward to the fall when I can pick and eat them.



2 Comments to “A Grapefruit Tree & A Satsuma Tree”

  1. Vanessa says:

    Why didn’t you plant them in the ground?

  2. Daisy says:

    When I first thought about getting the trees I figured we’d put them in the ground. But then after talking about it for awhile we decided to go with the pot just in case we ever want to move them. We will probably move them inside when/if it drops below freezing outside.

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