In mid-October, the plant is brought back indoors, and the buds are already visible. It is placed in an area of good indirect light, and quickly comes into full bloom.
For 21 years, Loretta Aaron, an Oklahoma City gardening expert, was a beloved and well-known gardening columnist for The Oklahoman. Loretta died in 2009. Her cousin, Carla Sharpe, an OKC Beautiful board member and avid master gardener, copied and indexed Aaron's articles spanning many years. With the permission of her family, we will reprint some of Aaron's gardening wisdom each month.
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