Every Tuesday when I go through the Birmingham Botanical Garden library to wash up in the nearby restroom, I see these two Meyer lemon plants. They are cared for by library director Hope Lange, and she is really doing something right as you can see how many fruits she harvested from the two citrus plants yesterday. Meyer lemon is one of the best citrus plants to grow in containers. I think the containers these are growing in are big enough for the amount of the root growth to support the top growth. You can almost never get a container too large for these lemons, but too small a pot can limit fruit production. Sunshine, fertile rich soil, good fertilization with a high nitrogen fertilizer, and keeping the soil moist but not wet are the keys to growing great plants. Not only do these plants product delicious fruit, their fragrant blooms are a delight in spring. So what is the draw back of Meyer lemons? Cold weather is this plant’s enemy. Any temperature below 32 degrees is bad for the plant and will cause leaf drop and can also injure or kill the plants. So, now with our cool night temperatures, bring yours indoors and put it in a sunny location. I only wish mine here at home would produce fruit like Hope’s produces.