Thursday, March 24, 2011

It's Spring!

Hi! Sherry here. What do you think about when you think of spring? Flowers blooming? Birds singing? Frogs croaking? Easter? I think about all those things.

Now that the days are longer, I enjoy taking a walk after dinner. But sometimes the weather can be unpredictable in the spring. It rains a lot and in some areas it’s known to snow.  

What can you do to bring cheer and warmth while you wait for sunny days?

Buy or plant an indoor flower in a pot!

Here’s a list of flowering houseplants:

African violets—With careful watering, high humidity and bright, but not direct, light, it is possible to have several blooms every year.

Begonia—A simple pot of begonias can be planted for next to nothing and will yield a nice season of color.

Desert Cacti—There are many varieties of cacti available. Give your cactus lots of sunlight, hold off on the water, and wait for spring or summer for flowers to bloom.

Hibiscus—these plants insist on warmth, lots of light, humidity, and they are prone to several varieties of bugs. A flowering hibiscus is one of the most remarkable sights.

Orchid—These plants are the largest group of plants in the world, with some 30,000 known species and tens of thousands more hybrids. A careful grower should be able to get their orchids to bloom.

If, like me, you tend to kill houseplants, another idea is to draw and color a picture of flowers. Here’s a link that will help you draw just about any type of flower you can think of and get a step-by-step guide:

Have fun!

I’d love to know if you planted, bought, or drew some flowers for spring. Leave me a comment below.


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