This is not the pretty, winter wonderland kind of snow that everyone frolics in! No, no this is the blowing side ways kind of snow. The temperatures are the kind that freeze your face so you can't even speak. So we've been doing a lot of sitting inside the house staring out the windows and wishing we could play in it.
Yesterday though I decided we needed to add a little color, a little life to our home. Each winter I realize how much I crave green, living things. We started with a few plants;
And then decided to force some bulbs. Did you know that you can plant tulips inside the house (in winter) and they will grow and you'll end up with beautiful flowers in the middle of winter? We've done this a few years now. Usually because I forget to plant all the bulbs outside in the fall. So a few are left in the garage where they stay nice and cold. Then in December the bulbs usually make it into the house, where they begin to grow shoots. Just yesterday we decided to plant them!
I usually use any container I can find. These are small paint buckets, they don't even have holes for drainage. It really doesn't matter what kind of container is used because once the blooms die I bring the whole container outside and clean them out in the spring.
Give it a try! Might be a little late for this year though. I'll post more pictures as they are growing and changing. I just can't wait for some living red and yellow!
I'm linking up with Taryn Wooly Moss Roots for Gratitude Sunday!