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Indoor Plants Coming Out of Dormancy

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Indoor Plants Coming Out of Dormancy
Spring is getting closer and this winter has been dragging on. Many people have brought plants in for the winter, to spend a dormant period, where they will not freeze but will do little if any active growing. To fill this gardening void, many people often keep house plants so that winter does not feel so bleak. What may not be realized is that many tropical plants can go through a type of dormancy or semi-dormancy as well. At this time of year you may wonder if the house plants are goin...
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The Pleasures of Growing Citus Indoors

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The Pleasures of Growing Citus Indoors
Christmas is over and we can’t get outside to plant for a few more months.  I decided to try something to help the winter blues. I bought a Citrus x meyeri (Meyer lemon) tree to brighten up my house. If you have been in the Kemper Center, there is a Citrus ‘Ponderosa’ (giant lemon) in the West Window. When it is blooming, it reminds you of spring and that was my inspiration. My tree stands about 20” tall and loaded with blooms. The smell fills my living room. ...
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You Can Grow Orchids in Your Home

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You Can Grow Orchids in Your Home
Here it is February, and it is somewhere between winter, spring and an arctic blast.    It is comforting to see flowers in bloom at this time of year.   The Missouri Botanical Garden Orchid Show happens this time of year because that is when the orchids bloom.  That is why orchids can also be such great plants to grow in your own home.    Here in Kemper’s east window, where the plants enjoy very bright morning sun (without getting too hot)...
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