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Old 11-01-2010, 10:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hiya Re: Growing Flowers Indoors...

Rae, do you mean these ones?...

They are perennial indoors only and are a commercial Chrysanthemum. Glad you remembered them. I've grown them over three years now.

The flowering plant in the fifth photo is a Martha Washington Pelargonium called "Berry Swirl" or "Maiden Rose" of the two. It will bloom all winter, even in a cool but sunny sunporch.

Yes, with geraniums especially, I allow the soil to dry out in between waterings. They don't mind and actually thrive because of it.

Feeding and proper lighting are definitely important Rae, but there are also many flowers that will bloom indoors in winter and that do not require tons of light, i.e. African Violets, Impatiens, Pansies, Christmas Cactus, and many more...

Well worth the effort when things are drab and yucky outside, to have some blooming plants in your windows.

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