Several weeks ago, I was shopping at Winn Dixie (that still exists in Louisiana, as does The Piggly Wiggly) and they were having a sale on lemon trees.
To this day, one of the greatest regrets in my life would be not buying that lemon tree. Why did I choose that one moment to be practical? I’m never practical. I’m a ‘chips land wherever and deal with it later’ type of girl.
But I told myself I would come back for lemon tree. And I did.
And lemon tree was gone.
Since then, I have agonized over missing out on this tree.
But fate intervened.
The other morning I woke up and the first thing I thought was ‘by God, today I’m buying a lemon tree.’ So I roll over, grab my phone and looked on Amazon Prime. When I want something, I want it now. Prime honestly isn’t fast enough, I wanted lemon tree in bed with me at that moment.
So I dragged myself out of bed to get to Home Depot by 7am (I know, weird) and was perusing the caladium sale ($3 for quart sized caladiums! It looks like a caladium bomb exploded all over my front and backyard) and imagine my surprise when I saw rows of citrus trees.
As I dug my way through all the trees, I found the last lemon tree. Apparently everyone else feels the same way I do about kumquat trees (who wants whatever that is?) and it was a pink lemon tree. Pink lemons!
The only way I could be more excited about this tree was if it was pink. Pink lemons!
To go with my new found purchase, I fell in love with the idea of putting it in a yellow pot. I should have put it in a pink pot since it’s pink lemons (!) but The Boyfriend only lets me go so far.
Well, Home Depot has a great ceramic one for $42, which is so ludicrous I can’t even wrap my mind around it, so I bought a cheap plastic one and a can of glossy spray paint and made my own.
I’m a cheap DIY genius.
Fast forward to 10am, I now own a pink lemon tree and several hundred caladiums.
Winn Dixie can keep their dumb yellow lemon trees. And they don’t even sell caladiums. But they do have great egg prices.