Just because it is cold in your neck of the woods doesn’t mean that gardening needs to stop. Indoor and outdoor holiday plants add a nice touch to the home, making it more inviting and your Thanksgiving and Christmas even merrier. Use these tips to incorporate some decorative plants into your décor.
Step 1: Red poinsettias are king of the indoor holiday flowers. However, these plants also come in pink, white, purple, and yellow. You can even find speckled versions or curly flowered varieties called Christmas Rose. Add a few to the areas of your home where friends and family will gather, like the dining room, living room, and kitchen.
Step 2: Other indoor plants perfect for this time of year include: anthurium, cyclamen, florist azaleas, holiday cactus, Gerber daisies, Kalanchoe, paper white narcissus, and orchids. These plants come in various sizes and colors but each will add cheer to a room. To get the longest life out of a plant, pay attention to the care and maintenance instructions.
Step 3: Amaryllis is a bulb plant that an individual can choose in the bulb stage to provide the most joy through the season. Bulbs can re-bloom every season if they are properly maintained.
Step 4: Gerber daisies can also be planted outside because they are semi-hardy perennials.
Step 5: Most indoor holiday plants require a cool room that receives bright but indirect light. Provide an even supply of water but do not overwater. Flowers may fade quickly if the room is too warm, so try to provide a slight difference between daytime and nighttime temperatures.
Step 6: Purchase small dwarf evergreen trees to line an outdoor pathway or plant near the front door. These can be decorated with festive holiday lights, bows, and outdoor decorations. If you have children, allow each of them to decorate his or her own miniature tree.