I am super excited! My Meyer lemon trees are doing fabulous!
On May 14, 2014 I told you about my attempt at growing three Meyer lemon trees. You can read all about it here.
After three weeks of my little sweeties in the dirt, I am super stoked to share this little lovely with you:
They’re so happy! Look at all those pretty leaves. Once they get a little stronger, I’ll put them in terra-cotta pots. The great thing is they don’t need a lot of room for roots. In fact, their roots freak out if they have too big of a space to spread out, so I’ll keep them in pots about 2 inches bigger than their root base. I’ll keep you posted on their progress but so far, I’m thrilled.
I’m not too thrilled about this little guy.
Normally, I don’t mind frogs but this is a Cuban Tree Frog and he is an invasive species to Florida. They actually kill cute little Florida tree frogs like this one:
Recommendation from the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation on how to deal with Cuban Tree Frogs:
“Cuban Tree Frogs should be captured and humanely euthanized by applying 20% benzocaine gel to their skin and then freezing the frog.”
Yeah, right. Me. Deliberately kill an animal that is not a cockroach, mosquito or palmetto bug (because those, of course, must die), especially when they look like this:
I guess if I come across one again, I’ll have to freeze it. They are a nuisance to our local habitat and are killing the natives.
Anyone else ever had to euthanize wildlife? Could you do it if you had to?