Tasks and Tips For Your February Garden!
With the spring season in sight, we have compiled our top 3 winter tasks to help you prepare for outdoor gardening and bring some greenery indoors!
Plant a Garden Terrarium
Terrariums are miniature gardens in a glass container used to showcase an arrangement of plants. There are two types of terrariums: open container and closed. Open containers are useful for displaying plants that prefer a dry climate, such as house cacti, succulents or jade plants. Closed containers trap water, creating a humid atmosphere, forming a miniature jungle for thirsty plants like ivy, button ferns and pepperomia.
Because there are no drain holes in a terrarium, you’ll need another way to keep the roots from being oversaturated. Spread at least 2 inches of aquarium gravel under the soil to catch excess water.
Prune Your Roses
Winter is the best time of year to prune rose bushes, before they have started to grow. A good rule of thumb is to prune your roses back by a third each year. This will encourage compact growth, improving the health of the plant and giving the bush a full appearance.
If you have multiple rose bushes next to one another, prune them so air can flow between the plants. Roses require good air circulation to grow and remain healthy. This will prevent fungal infections like black spot disease.
Start a Garden Journal
Common garden tools that come to mind are shovels, hoes, or pruners, but one of the most valuable tools you can invest in is a gardening journal. Your journal is unique to your garden and climate, giving you pointers and experiences to improve your garden year over year.
Whether your spring season has begun or you still have a few weeks to wait, stay busy with these gardening tasks.