Lower South

November, 2007
Regional Report

Web Finds

Patio Citrus
If you've wished you could grow your own citrus at home, there's good news -- you can! Patio citrus is a Web site from Texas Extension that provides information on growing citrus in containers so that the trees can be moved into a protected spot during a hard freeze. The site includes information on selecting varieties, culture, managing problems, and harvesting. Check it out!

Favorite or New Plant

Cyclamen
Cyclamen are attractive holiday houseplants with dark green leaves marked with silver, and gorgeous blooms that look like falling stars. Indoors, provide them with bright and keep the potting mix moist but not soggy wet. Cyclamen also make choice outdoor bedding plants for bright shady areas during the cool months. Plants are hardy to 25 degrees, but blooms will freeze at 32 degrees. Provide a location with very good drainage and maintain moderate soil moisture.

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