Two years ago spring came early to Southern Ontario, with me posting snowdrops and forsythia buds ready to force indoors in the earliest days of February. This year, it seems that winter will never end. The minus double-digit temperatures have been almost constant for the past two months and there is so much accumulated snow heaped up in front of the houses that I am not even prepared to venture outside to take pictures of it for you. It makes last year’s deep freeze look like child’s play.
Christmas decorating is long gone, Amaryllis blooms have faded. While we wait for signs of life ouside, we have to content ourselves with making a little indoor spring to pull us through.
Spring bulbs are compatible with the remnants of winter decorating. I kept snow-tipped faux evergreens and berries in this pot, together with variegated annual ivy that I overwintered indoors, and just added budding tulips from the local grocery store.
My sunroom is overflowing with plants, many of which are overwintering indoors as well, which allows me to sit with my hot tea and kid myself a little about the barren situation outside!
It is, however, a great time to give your indoor plants a little TLC, something that would never happen in my world if spring came early enough to go outdoors.
Did you have an unusually severe winter this year? Hang in there, spring has to come eventually!