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How to Create a Winter Survival Basket for Gardeners

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!

indoor bulbs

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
basket with vines
  • Include some Jergens Moisturizer
basket building with moisturizer

I picked up two bottles to try: Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer (Green Tea Oil) and Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer (Coconut Oil). You simply pat dry and then apply on wet skin. The moisture is locked on your wet skin.

  • Drop in a pretty new washcloth, sponge and decorative garden accent piece for their flower pots.
jergens basket
  • 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!)
jergens 1

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.

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  1. What a great gift idea! It would be perfect for my Aunt who loves to garden and would brighten her home during the cold months of winter. Sadly I can’t keep plants alive- whether indoors or outdoors lol. #client

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