Just because we’ve had a cold snap in many places doesn’t mean we have to say farewell to flowers outside until spring. I made a trip to my favorite nursery to pick out plants for my deck pots that will last all season. If you do up winter pots too, I suggest keeping some plant cloth on hand to protect them on especially frosty nights. This year, I bought some collapsible plant tents that are easy to store.
And I couldn’t resist slipping these cold-resistant mini roses into my cart. How many people can say they have roses that will be blooming in their garden when the snow falls? Well, now I can! If you get some, you should be able to keep those buds coming all winter by giving your plant rose food. The same remedy will work for many other winter-blooming plants.
For me, picking out plants is an event. I love considering the options and admiring all the blooms.
I grew up coming to this nursery.
When the owner saw me, he said, “You won’t be leaving anytime soon. Have some popcorn and hot chocolate.” He knows me well:)
And from the level of popcorn in this cart, it seems I wasn’t the only one going for a plant-picking break.