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Houseplants bring Winter Cheer!

Ahhh…finally some peace and quiet. The quiet months of January and February make the perfect time to plan your upcoming spring garden. It’ll be time to plant before you know it. Althought the retail store is currently closed for the season, we are in the midst of spring planning right now to be ready for you when it’s time to start in the garden!

Along with the new year, comes new beginnings. We have been working on our website to create a fresh new look and look forward to sharing it with you soon. I am pleased to say it will have lots of beautiful pictures which is something the current format is lacking. I am hoping to add a new newsletter format soon too!

Today is Houseplant Appreciation Day! You probably didn’t know that houseplants have their very own holiday, did you? It was established by The Gardener’s Network as a way to remind people about the benefits of having houseplants inside the home. If you are a gardener, houseplants give you an opportunity to play in the dirt, until spring arrives. Houseplants has been shown to be incredibly therapeutic especially during the winter months.

Houseplants are completely dependent on us for survival and generally receive less attention than their outdoor counterparts. I admit that I have neglected my share of indoor plants although I am getting better. 

If you’re wondering how to celebrate National Houseplant Appreciation Day, you might want to consider adding some plants to your own home decor or possibly gifting them to someone you love. Perhaps a small herb garden in your window sill to bring the delicious taste of fresh herbs to your meals? Or just spend some extra time with the houseplants you already have in your home. Is it time to fertilize? Maybe a little water?

If you are thinking of purchasing a few for your home or office, here are some easy care suggestions; Aloe, Pothos, Spider Plant, Peace Lily, English Ivy or Kalanchoe.  Kalanchoe is one of my faves right now as I have had a lot of luck with these flowering plants. Mine are in bloom right now.

This is a great time to add a houseplant or two and reap the benefits of beautiful greenery. A couple of small plants can help you through the rest of winter while they work to scrub the air of carbon dioxide and give out fresh, clean oxygen!

Hoping 2017 is your best year yet! Only 68 days until SpringBe sure to like us on Facebook to keep up with all the latest news.

Laura Valence

Wenke Greenhouses

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