Pushing up daisies

Gerbera Daisies

Gerbera Daisies

I know spring is officially here but it doesn’t always feel like it. The last few years I’ve taken to bringing my outdoor planters indoors for the winter in the hopes of being able to salvage some of the plants.  Last fall I brought in all of my Gerbera daisies, most of my dianthus and some geraniums and my 2 planters with 3-foot high spikes.

The bay area in my kitchen above has a southern exposure and the plants really seem to like it.  I’ve had a few daisies year round and they’ve really started to bloom now that we’re seeing more of the sun.  It’s a little crowded around my kitchen table but being able to see those flowers in the middle of winter is really heartwarming.  It’s nice to see those spots of color in the middle of a dreary winter day and some studies have shown that flowers can elevate your mood.

Consider putting some of your annuals in planters you can bring in next fall. The time I spent last year has been well worth it. I can enjoy my flowers year round and won’t have to spend as much time or money this spring planting new plants.


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