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California Gardening with a Southern Accent | Wake Up Your Winter Garden and Home with a Splash of Color | SouthernGuideToLife.com

This delightful basket is a birthday gift for a neighbor.  I lined the basket with plastic and filled it with five little pots of Primroses at $1.25 a pot.  It took five minutes to create and cost under $10.00.

California Gardening with a Southern Accent | Wake Up Your Winter Garden and Home with a Splash of Color | SouthernGuideToLife.com

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different containers for your plants.  These vintage red children’s boots are too worn for actual use, but make a fun and colorful container for plants.

California Gardening with a Southern Accent | Wake Up Your Winter Garden and Home with a Splash of Color | SouthernGuideToLife.com

“Art in the Garden” – My art is inspired by my garden and I love placing little canvases that I paint among the flowers.

California Gardening with a Southern Accent | Wake Up Your Winter Garden and Home with a Splash of Color | SouthernGuideToLife.com

If planting indoors, plants prefer bright filtered sun and indirect sunlight. Check with your local nursery for planting and care instructions as they may vary depending on your location.

The Primroses on the vintage plant stand in my living room are still beautiful after a month indoors.  I simply placed the plastic pots they came in from the market, with terracotta pots, and put them in a window with morning sun. They add so much color to my home, especially on a cloudy Winter day.

California Gardening with a Southern Accent | Wake Up Your Winter Garden and Home with a Splash of Color | SouthernGuideToLife.com

The Primroses in my kitchen window brighten up the area and are doing great in morning sun.

Care and feeding – water regularly making sure they are not in standing water.  I feed mine once a month with a fertilizer for “blooms”.  When flowers fade cut off the whole flower stem and in most cases another bloom will appear.

Primroses are a welcome sight for the Gardener longing for Spring and are a great way to fill your life with a splash of color.

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Southern Guide to Life ~ Erin HoughtonErin Houghton is a regular contributor to Southern Guide to Life.  She is an artist, photographer, gardener and owners of www.mypaintedgarden.com. She has been featured in numerous national publications and her art has been featured, and exhibited, both nationally and internationally. To find out more visit www.mypaintedgarden.com. Follow her on Pinterest. Visit her on Facebook. Shop her  Online Store.

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