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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. Ci...
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| Categories: Winter | Tags: citrus, indoor plants | View Count: (3632)
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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 loc...
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| Categories: Winter | Tags: cyclamen, indoor p, holiday plants | View Count: (4629)
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Tropicals Shiver with Tumbling Temperatures!

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Tropicals Shiver with  Tumbling Temperatures!
In the fall of the year, at the William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening, a lot of our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) are inquires about the proper methods to overwinter some of those favorites that have been outdoors for the summer.Bringing houseplants indoors requires some advanced preparation and this linked FAQ will provide you with the details of preparing the plants for the trip indoors and some of the environmental adjustments the plant will go thru as it adjusts to it...
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| Categories: Fall | Tags: tropicals, indoor plants, caladium, storing bulbs, canna | View Count: (5182)
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