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Sep 30, 2018 7:15 AM CST
Maine (Zone 4a)
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I'm curious what others like to grow indoors during the winter months. I've found that Heartsease (Viola tricolor) works well on a sunny windowsill, although it does get leggy after awhile. My challenge is not enough windows and the fact that we heat with wood, so the air is dry and its not always easy to regulate the temperature. Thinking about planting heliotrope soon. Has anyone else ever grown that over the winter?
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Sep 30, 2018 3:50 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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Difficult to grow plants in the house because of white flies, scale, etc. You have to use insecticidal soap & be vigilant....I'm not, so Christmas cactus is my best plant....I have several varieties & colors.
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Sep 30, 2018 7:09 PM CST
Maine (Zone 4a)
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I never had a problem with those (that I know of!), but I'm not very good at growing things in the house either. Winter is 6 or 7 months long though, so it's nice to have anything blooming or even just green and alive!
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Oct 1, 2018 9:55 AM CST
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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Forgot about cyclamen...that blooms for a long time & is a great winter flower....Good luck with your choices....
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Oct 1, 2018 10:13 AM CST
Maine (Zone 4a)
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I'll have to add that to my list of possibilities...thank you! Smiling
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Nov 29, 2018 1:52 PM CST
Maine (Zone 4a)
Bookworm Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers Morning Glories Herbs Heirlooms
Dog Lover Cottage Gardener Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
An update on my winter window garden! I have 2 pots of sweet marjoram, 2 African violets, paperwhites, mornings glories and heartsease growing. All are doing well! I love having some plants to fuss over right now. Smiling

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Nov 30, 2018 5:09 AM CST
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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Looking hood!!!
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Nov 30, 2018 9:25 AM CST
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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All of the plants look healthy & happy! I'm picking up a poinsettia in a few days.......
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Nov 30, 2018 12:10 PM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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The only winter indoor plants for me are when I start my tomato and pepper transplants from seed under lights on March 1st each year. Plant them out at the very end of April.
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Jan 5, 2019 10:20 AM CST
Name: Tommy
Hudson Valley of N.Y.
I have some carnivorous plants like tropical Sundews (capensis), Utricularias, tropical butterworts and a Nepenthes. Also 2 pixie blue African violets, 2 phals, 2 Dracula lotax orchids, 2 tiny cyclamen which I will no doubt kill as usual.
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Jan 6, 2019 4:07 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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Wow...that's quite a collection.....do you plant your cyclamen outdoors in the spring?
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