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Keeping the Gardener Happy Through the Winter

At this time of year, it seems as though the cold will last forever. For those of us who cringe at Southern Ontario’s frequently relentless, grey and frigid weather, the one bright spot is that the days have started to get longer.
We know it’s premature, but in our minds the countdown to the spring thaw is justified; and every day we get closer to witnessing the amazing bloom of the forsythia above semi-frozen ground. While the garden sleeps and winter does its thing, there are many ways to maintain the gardening connection. The several varieties of pothos plants are among the easiest to grow and propagate. These can grow to be quite impressive, and they grace the home with an easy tropical presence. Also guaranteed to shake away the winter blahs are orchids. While not as economical as the pothos, orchids are difficult to keep happy and thus yield great rewards for the keen green thumb. For the last several years a favourite tradition has been to visit my local greenhouse the day after holiday entertaining ends. I marvel at the thick, slightly perfumed air in the warm greenhouse, enjoy the few lucky sparrows flitting around, and look for the newest addition to my indoor winter garden. This year I will attempt for the second time to keep gardenias from drying out in the house. We’ll see how it goes!

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4 Responses to "Keeping the Gardener Happy Through the Winter"

  1. Thanks for an idea, you sparked a thought from an angle I hadn’t given thought to yet. Now lets see if I can do something with it.

    1. laragalian says:

      Glad to hear that! I will be looking forward to learning how you have brought your gardening interest indoors this winter!

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  3. Thank you for this post, it has helped me. Thanks again!

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