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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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Cacti and Succulents on Display

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Cacti and Succulents on Display
The camellias in the Linnaean House are just starting to bloom and will be in full-flower in February (continuing into early April) but now is a great time to explore the wonderful world of cacti and succulents on display there as well. Of course there are cacti on display but a great many succulents are not true cacti but members of several other plant families. These plants have many features that make them look like cacti, namely, swollen stems and spines or thorns but their ori...
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Plant for a Cool Location!

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Plant for a Cool Location!
Are you looking for a cool flowering plant for the holidays that will keep on giving well into the new year? If so, cyclamen can be a “cool” choice. The slang and/or informal definitions of “cool” are good indicators of what the cyclamen plant is all about. From its variegated /speckled, heart shaped leaves to the unique flowers that rise above the foliage and range in color from white to pink, red and even purple, this is one neat plant. Given the right indoor l...
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