Thursday, April 02, 2009

Spring has Sprung!! Easter and Passover 2009 are here!

Hi everyone! So... it's SPRING!! I felt like it would never get here. Is it just me, or has it been a particularly long Montreal winter? It takes a strong person to brave these winters, but the silver lining is that when the nice weather finally arrives, it is truly worth celebrating on so many levels.

I wanted to talk a bit about spring flowers - how to continue to care for them if you receive a potted plant. Tulips, daffodils, crocus, hyancinths & Easter lilies - all of these flowers have bulbs. While potted, they prefer bright light and some sun. Keep the soil moderately moist, and remember that they will last longer in cooler temperatures. To reap the beautiful benefits of these flowers for seasons to come, let the flowers dry and die naturally in their pots. Store the bulbs in a dry, dark place until the fall - at which point you can plant them in your garden. I will follow up closer to bulb-planting time with some pointers on how and when to plant your bulbs to get the best results. Keep posted!

Bulb plants make such a great Easter or Passover gifts, because with a little of that above-mentioned TLC they can really last. And you might spark a passion for gardening within your recipient. You can see our Easter page HERE, complete with chocolate bunnies - and Passover HERE.

Here's wishing you all a wonderful holiday, quality time spent with your family and beautiful weather - from all of us at The Flower Pot.