If you love to play in your gardens as much as I do, then you know that winter can be a long season. It’s especially hard if you don’t typically have a green thumb when it comes to indoor plants. I’ve always had a hard time keeping plants alive through the cold days of winter, and always end up with chapped, dry skin. This year, I’m taking steps to make sure I create an environment in my home that helps me not just survive the cold but allows me to actually enjoy being indoors while keeping my skin moisturized. I’ve created a simple winter survival basket for gardeners. Once you create the basket, it’s up to you whether you keep it or share it with a friend!
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How to Create a Winter Survival Basket for Gardeners
While I was in Walmart I stopped by the moisturizer aisle hoping to find something that would help me keep my skin from becoming dry and chapped through the winter months. I saw a new line of Jergens moisturizers that looked like just the thing.
I also decided to spend a few minutes looking at the selection of plants. One of the Walmart employees was watering the flowers and looked like she had seen several seasons of gardening. I knew she would be the perfect person to talk to! She helped me pick out several low light vines and plants that might be a great fit for my home this winter. Bonus: I found that they still had some holiday bulbs on discount!
Things to Include
To create a winter survival basket for gardeners, you don’t need to spend a fortune.
- Find a basket from your garage
- Add some pretty new plants
- Drop in a pretty new washcloth, sponge and decorative garden accent piece for their flower pots.
- Share with a friend (or enjoy it yourself – see my new plants in my bathroom? I can’t wait to see how long they last in my bathroom this winter!)
Other Ideas for a Winter Survival Basket for Gardener’s
How will you pamper the gardener in your life this winter? Got any great tips for keeping indoor plants alive? I will readily admit that I haven’t had a lot of luck with my indoor plants in the past, but I’m sure excited about working on some new greenery this winter.