I don't know why exactly, but I think it's because those citrus trees remind me of warm, sunny, happy places. And I love the pops of color the fruit provides.
As you know, I live in a winter wonderland called Utah where no lemon or orange tree grows. I did find a post about growing citrus trees indoors from Gardenista that is very informative (although it sounds like a lot more work than I would be willing to put in for these beauties).
So I'm thinking these silk trees might be the only way I'm going to get citrus trees in my house. My only thought is what I always think with fake flowers - a little cheesy? What do you think?
If I put two of these big boys outdoors on my back patio in the summer they might not be as noticeably fake and I have to say I love the look of this silk plant in this photo. (click on the pic to find where to buy). I'm really curious - have any of you ever bought a silk fruit tree plant? Does the fruit look real or cheesy and plastic?
I think there may be some hope for me though. The Improved Meyer Lemon plant is relatively easy to grow indoors! I found this great website to buy 3-year old trees (which you would want to do since it takes up to 5 years for a citrus tree to provide fruit!).
This little plant would add just the right amount of color to my home! I just need to find a spot where it will get at least 5-6 hours (ideally 10 hours) of sunlight, and I need a humidifier for my furnace so it's not too dry indoors. I need a humidifier anyway because we have wood floors and they shrink in the winter when it gets dry and cold unless you have a humidifier!
Or maybe I'll buy a bunch of real citrus plants and build a sunroom just so I can recreate this room :) Can't you just smell the lemons? Oh man am I desperate for some sun and color in this drab and cold Utah winter...
BTW, I'm heading up to Park City tonight for a Sundance party with my hubby. Follow me on Instagram (username Marmbrown) to see if I spot any celebrities :)