For the winter I keep a Geranium in the house. I enjoy seeing the green plant sitting in my kitchen in the winter it brings me hope that spring will soon be back and I will soon be able to see the garden and enjoy the beautiful colors summer brings.
In about a month I will start cutting from them to help fill the flower beds. I will bring more info on that when the time comes.(It’s hard to be patient.)
Some of the other things I am doing to prepare for the spring is buying seeds and planning the flower gardens around the yard. My husband plans the vegetable gardens, I help him with planting and weeding. I planted a lot of herbs in the front yard last year and it looked nice but too green. So this year my hopes are for a “Flower Garden with a Touch of Flavor” (Herbs).
I want to incorporate birdhouses into my flower gardens since I make bird-houses from gourds I grew and from wood scrapes I get from a friend. See my Homemade Crafts page to see how this Whimsical Birdhouse is made.
A good portion of the flowers I plant are from local greenhouses, I can’t resist going to them and I like to support the local independent greenhouses. Our greenhouse is usually full of vegetable plants and since the flowers seem to take longer we grow only a few from seed.
Winter is a good time to go thru all the gardening books again or look for new ways to do things. Always fun to try new things.
Only 50 days till Spring.