Winter weather can be full of woe when it comes to plants. If correct steps aren’t taken, many gardeners find that some plants either didn’t make it through the winter or are severely damaged.
Get a jump on spring flowers with early blooming lilacs that flower about two to three weeks before common lilacs bloom. The pink-red buds of Marie Frances lilac open to a soft, pinkish white beginning in late April to early May.
Peace lilies are popular houseplants with white flowers that exude an air of peace and tranquility. They’re touted as easy-to-grow, and in fact they are, making them a good Christmas gift for new plant parents.
It’s easy to treat poinsettias like another Christmas decoration, one to put on display wherever they look best, and then kindly put away—or discard—when the holidays are over. But these festive plants are as alive and eager to grow as any of our year-round houseplants.