Fun with puns! But seriously, let’s talk plants and flowers. The weird, warm March that we all enjoyed has thrown off the usual blooming patterns in Chicago. Tulips and daffodils, which normally start bursting open around this time have already bloomed and gone — at least in my yard. Lilacs and violets are going crazy, too.
Plus, my peony bush is practically at end-of-June readiness and we’re not even through with April. Even the late-ish summer flower hydrengea is looking like it could be ready a month ahead of time. What does your garden look like folks? Have any brave souls moved seedlings outdoors?
Me? Well, I am holding off because I have been burned by spring cold snaps too many times. I am just happy that I am keeping my houseplants alive, including this little Devil’s Ivy plant. The ivy, as we have noted, is easy to care for and propagate. And truly, there is nothing better than a burst of green life to change your space for not much cash.
And that leads me to mentioning the bromeliad plant. I have always had luck with this plant. All it needs to thrive is an occassional h2o spritz, a level of water in its natural leaf cups, as well as bright bright sun. You can get them at Trader Joe’s for not much dough, but I bought mine for a great price at one of my favorite flower shops, Fleur, in Logan Square.
Get one for yourself today! And p.s. we like to keep things vintage around here, but we’re here for other things, too. Let us know in the comments if you have any home or garden questions and we’ll take it to the experts we know!