Hi Alice! (Welcome to the forum, neighbor!)
Winters have been unusually cold the past couple of years, even down here in Roseburg, where it's "supposed to be"
pretty balmy! :rolleyes: I don't know anything about citrus trees
, as I hail from Montana, so other than a Smudge Pot, I have no clue what a good answer to your question might be. (No, Smudge Pots aren't used in Montana, because there's no way in the world they'd do any good in -30* weather... I figure that's why people don't try to raise fruit trees there!)
Is your lemon tree
in a pot ...or can you get it into one, so you can bring it indoors? (Got pictures?)
It's so nice to see someone else from Oregon here!
(There are a few of us, but not nearly enough!) I just love to stop in at Indoor Garden
(on W 11th) when I travel up to Eugene every couple months, to see my Dr. (Did you, by chance, buy your lemon tree
there? It might be a real good place to ask about how to winter it over, as the folks there are pretty knowledgeable.)
You'll find that we're a bunch of friendly people here, all willing to help each other with gardening issues (as well as sharing our hobbies, pets, kids, recipes... the list goes on.) Many of us have developed good friendships on the forum, & we're just like one big family!
Please stop in at the New Member forum & introduce yourself. I'm looking forward to getting to know you & hearing about what you have in your gardens... and about your hobbies, pets, kids, recipes, etc. (Oh, and we LOVE pictures here!)