January is about the time the my thoughts turn to gardening. Usually the ground is mushy, cold, and unworkable, but the seed catalogs are arriving, and I’m dreaming about spring and the bounty we’ll enjoy.
It’s also a great time to check out your local garden center. Every January, I know to swing by Molbak’s for their sale on pots. So me and the MR headed into town to take a look. Remember the corn plants that we moved into the entry? Well, one of them got a little uprooted in the process, and both of them needed more substantial pots.
While we were there, a few houseplants caught our eye. They were also on sale for 40 percent off, so why not? I thought a touch of light in the dark entry would be nice.
It looks great with the other pots and the corn plants. Care instructions say it grows well in a low-light environment, so cross your fingers and hope with us that it’ll thrive.
And after I killed our old orange tree with chili powder, we thought we’d give citrus another go. They didn’t have any satsumas, so we landed on this tiny lemon. Wouldn’t it be something to have our own lemon tree indoors?
Now I just have to sit down with the seed catalogs and figure out a plan for outdoors. I’m excited to be going to the garden show in a few weeks with Baby Girl and the FFA students. Last year, I came home with some great ideas.
With mild days in the 60’s, we’ll be spending more and more time outdoors. The trees in the orchard are beginning to bud, so let’s hope for continued warm weather.
Any deals and steals at your local garden center? Do you love looking through the seed catalogs?