Friday, February 6, 2015

The Winter Gardener

I'm starved for something green and growing.  What does a person who loves the outdoors and gardening do in February in northern Illinois?  She gardens indoors of course.  I don't do it on a big scale.  My sister has orchids and huge old potted plants she overwinters on her sun porch.  I just have a few small plants that live on window sills and in the little greenhouse I found at Hobby Lobby.

Yesterday, I found a display of potted plants at a big box store.  Two little crotons came home with me zipped up inside my winter parka to keep them from freezing.

This will have to satisfy me until I can start some seeds in March.


Betsy Banks Adams said...

Yes---when one is a gardener and an outdoor person living in the frigid areas of our country, getting through February can be hard!!!!! We don't have nearly as frigid a winter here as you have--but we certainly struggle also getting through the winter sometimes.. SO---I understand.

Your new plants are gorgeous. They certainly will help --and will bring a smile to your face while waiting 'til spring....

Hopefuly, Spring will be here before we know it!!!!


Rose said...

Love the rustic greenhouse--what a great find! I don't have many houseplants either, but I did put in some seed orders this weekend. Now I'm anxious to get out the grow lights and seed trays.

tina said...

I so agree with you about indoor plants. Not quite the same as outdoor plants but still a great thing to see green and get your hands dirty in the winter. Love the croton!

oldcrow61 said...

I'm feeling the same way. Can't wait to get out at the garden again. I love your little greenhouse. Lovely plants you've bought.

BeadedTail said...

Our yard is super green and super wet right now. We're getting lots of rain here in Oregon but flowers are blooming already so I have spring fever!

Gail said...

My garden is brown except for a few green plants I've added for winter interest! I have one indoor plant but always buy cut flowers to brighten up the house during winter.
Love the rustic house!

Btw, Bignonia capreolata (from my post) is native to Illinois, not sure which counties!


Rambling Woods said...

Oh I two cats love plants of any kind and I just gave up. But I am hoping that my milkweed brings me some monarch eggs to raise for release. I get such a kick out of that..Michelle