This is the time of the year that I really need to bring in the spring! Winter is lasting way too long, and the absence of leaves on the trees is gettin’ on my nerves!
Before I start with this post, I am going to freely admit that I do not have a green thumb. I am a plant-neglecter. Basically when the leaves are wilting, I am watering. You might note that this is a bad plan for keeping plants thriving, but each and every year around this time I drive on down to the store and buy myself some green to bring inside.
Simply because it makes me happy.
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Let me tell you about some great plant-types you can buy now to bring some color to your world:
HERBS: These are the best! Get them started now in the kitchen and when spring rolls around you can replant them outside in the garden. Basil is a favorite of mine, as is Sage, Mint and Rosemary. I love that they are beautiful as well as useful.
SUCCULENTS: These plants are certainly popular right now! One of the reasons people love them is their “minimalist look” as well as their ability to tolerate neglect. Succulents do not need a lot of water, therefore they thrive even when you do not have a lot of time to care for them.
AFRICAN VIOLETS: These are gorgeous little plants. Such a great “pop” of color from a small flower. I will admit that these are a bit finicky, but they are worth the effort. Line up several off these lovelies in a windowsill for instant spring-gratification!
HOUSEPLANTS: These are the basics, but they are great! Some tolerant (read: hard to kill) houseplants are Pothos, Spider Plant and Philodendron. You can choose plants for no-light, low-light and lots o’ light.
Warmer days are just around the corner, but it’s fun to bring in the spring a bit early. If you are nervous about growing plants and keeping them alive, just remember that Pinterest is a great source to search for plant care tips.
Happy planting, friends!