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    I couldn't grow an orange tree here if I tried. I don't think it would survive Alberta weather. So I've never bothered. I'd love to be able to though! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]
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    Where is that? I have heard of it but don't remember where it is. (Sigh... Maybe it was in Canada.) [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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    Carniverous, you can grow orange there, as a house plant. They do wonderfully. The one I left (along with three lemon and a grapefruit) with my mother when we moved to FL. was 7 years old, it never grew fruit but it did bloom and smelled wonderful.

    Just keep them in a warm room with good lighting and mist regularly. You need to treat them somewhat like a bonsi (keep them pruned so they don't take over your house, and gently trim the roots when repotting) but it can be done and the smell of the blosoms is well worth the effort!!

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    Wesley on Aug. 28 2002,10:36
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    Oh yeah!!! I remember, I read about that in a book sometime. They would cut some zig-zag sape and stick another of the same shape into it and then wrap a cloth or something around it to hold in place then it would eventually grow. But why do you need to do that [/QUOTE]

    They do it because some plants have good fruit or flowers, but the roots aren't very good or are prone to diseases or pests. Fungus's or root nematodes for instance. They graft the top part to a roots stocck that is better or more disease resistant and get the best of both plants.

    They also do it so they can have one tree or other plant with several varieties of the same fruit or flower growing on it. Like and apple tree that has Granny Smith and Golden Delicious fruits on it. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Quote (Wesley @ Aug. 29 2002,12:54)
    Where is that? I have heard of it but don't remember where it is. (Sigh... Maybe it was in Canada.) [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img][/QUOTE]
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    Quote (Maehem @ Aug. 29 2002,02:47)
    Carniverous, you can grow orange there, as a house plant. They do wonderfully. The one I left (along with three lemon and a grapefruit) with my mother when we moved to FL. was 7 years old, it never grew fruit but it did bloom and smelled wonderful.

    Just keep them in a warm room with good lighting and mist regularly. You need to treat them somewhat like a bonsi (keep them pruned so they don't take over your house, and gently trim the roots when repotting) but it can be done and the smell of the blosoms is well worth the effort!!

    Try it, you won't be sorry.

    Mae[/QUOTE]
    Unfortunately, I have more than just the weather working against me! I have a small home, single-wide trailor *yuck*, 2 small boys, a cat and a dog. No warm, well-lit room that I can keep the latter 4 mentions away from, and no room at all for that matter! Maybe if and when we get a larger home...
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    <sigh> that's unfortunate... keep it in mind when you do get a bigger home [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    I know people who live in single-wides. You could ad on to it. Maybe you could ad a green house side to it. leave the door open to let the heat in or give it its own heater. (Oh yea [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] that's not cheap though.) Oh well it's the thought that counts. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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