Sandi Marr, DHS Reporting Secretary
Even though it might feel like winter outdoors, spring can arrive early inside our homes. Indoor houseplants and fresh flowers add bursts of life, colour and beauty throughout the long winter months. Green houseplants and fragrant flowers remind us spring is just around the corner.
Sometimes we forget just how beneficial plants are to our health and well-being. Plants bring the outdoors to our indoor living spaces. Plants not only brighten a nook or cranny but they also purify the air we breathe. They create a more relaxing, restful feeling to whatever room they grace.
What is your favourite indoor plant? How many of these top 10 purifying plants are keeping you healthy and happy during this season of winter waiting? Aloe Vera, English Ivy, Rubber Tree, Peace Lily, Snake Plant, Bamboo Palm, Philodendron, Red-Edged Dracaena, Spider Plant, and Golden Pothos.
Remember to care for your indoor plants with proper watering and lighting. Place your finger into the soil. If it feels dry, it will benefit from a drink but don’t overwater. Adequate lighting is also important, so be sure to place them where they will flourish. Plants, like people, will benefit from water and light.
While we are waiting for spring to arrive, feel free to attend a program of the Dunnville Horticultural Society. We are eager to hear Adam Koziol, owner of Earthgen, speaking on “Native Tree Plantings with Fast Results.”
Everyone is welcome on March 17 from 7-9pm at the Optimist Hall, 101 Main St. W., Dunnville. There is no charge. Come enjoy an inspiring evening including refreshments and fun recycled garden give-aways.
Sandi Marr, DHS Reporting Secretary.
Sandi welcomes your questions and ideas for future gardening columns.