What's Blooming in March: Indoor lemon tree?? !!!!

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What's Blooming in March

By LarryR
March 18, 2012

It can't be long now! For those of us who garden in temperate zones of the Northern Hemisphere, spring is just around the corner. While we gardeners anxiously await that magical time of year, come join me for one final look at what's blooming indoors. You'll also discover the identity of the mystery flower for February, who identified it, and what the mystery flower for this month looks like.

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crittergarden
Mar 18, 2012 7:46 AM CST
Hey Larry!
Great article!
I'll be on the hunt for Impatiens namchabawensis!

Meanwhile - What special conditions have you set up for your happy lemon tree?
I would very much like to grow a kaffir lime. Dare I?
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LarryR
Mar 19, 2012 10:46 AM CST
Thanks for the compliment, critter!

Supplies of Blue Diamond come and go. There are only two suppliers I know of in the U.S.:

http://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/Impatiens_namchabarwensi...

http://www.anniesannuals.com/plt_lst/lists/search/lst.srch.a... diamond

Annie's Annuals and Perennials has great plants, often quite unusual ones. But the shipping charges are stratospheric. The plants are well-packaged and of excellent quality, but I only order if I see an "absolutely gotta-have."

If you're able to snag a plant sometime in the future, you'll need to bring it indoors into air conditioning during the hottest weeks of summer. It's native habitat is located in mountainous areas.
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LarryR
Mar 19, 2012 10:59 AM CST
About the lemon tree: http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/2314/
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
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LarryR
Mar 19, 2012 12:57 PM CST
I forgot to add that I'd happily send you a cutting of the impatiens. Unfortunately, I left it outside last fall when the temperature dropped below 40 degrees. It's very sensitive to lower temperatures and didn't survive, even though I brough it into the house later.
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
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crittergarden
Mar 19, 2012 2:17 PM CST
Well, Larry - if I find the elusive blue impatiens I'll send YOU a cutting!

Thanks for the lemon link. I think it gave me the courage to try a lime!
SHOW ME YOUR CRITTERS! I have a critter page over at Cubits. http://cubits.org/crittergarden/thread/view/73275/
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
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LarryR
Mar 21, 2012 12:47 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!

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