At the end of a long day, there is nothing more relaxing than a dip in a warm tub. The only thing that can make the experience even better is the addition of my secret recipe for a delightfully stress-free bathing experience. Using easy-to-find ingredients that are equally easy on the wallet, I show you how to put together a bath soak that truly saves the day!
Learn how to best re- pot a small citrus into a container to grow indoors over the winter. Feeding, trimming and other tricks of the trade too !
Garden Cult’s Carmen DeVito takes you through the steps of repotting a citrus plant. Makrut lime trees are common holiday gifts but are sold in small containers that the plant won’t survive in for long. Carmen shares a step-by-step guide for successfully transplanting this tree and offers helpful tips for repotting any plant and moving your tropical plants indoors for the winter.
Even if you don’t have a garden of your own, you can force bulbs of tulip, narcissus (daffodil), or crocus plants. Garden Cult’s Carmen DeVito takes you through the steps. Start today and have a beautiful pot of flowers that are ready to bloom by spring.
Just 3 simple ingredients and you will have a home-made throat soother and vitamin C boost for Winter.
This easy to make homemade after dinner drink brings the taste of Italy home. It is liquid sunshine in a bottle !
HRN’s Caity Moseman Wadler and Garden Cult’s Carmen DeVito team up to take on winter gardening! Conquer your repotting fears, find joy preparing edible gifts, up your indoor plant game, and prepare your garden for next spring.
For Carmen’s final gardening video of 2020, she shows us some plants that bring color indoors. Pink poinsettias and paper whites (aka narcissus) are very easy to maintain through the winter and are ‘disposable’ come spring – Carmen suggests adding them to the compost pile.
If you’re up for more of a challenge, Carmen suggests cyclamen, a flowering plant that does well in a bright room with little water. They go dormant in the summer and can be brought back the following winter.
She also demonstrates how to plant two types of bulbs tat will grow beautiful flowers. Amaryllis is a large tropical bulb you can purchase to grow show-stopper flowers indoors. You want to search for the biggest bulb possible, for multiple stalks and flowers. Carmen shows us how to properly plant and support the bulb with pea gravel and stakes to ensure it grows successfully. They’ll bloom in about 8-10 weeks from planting.
An even more challenging bulb to grow is hyacinth. It needs a cold period after planting in order to bloom into colors like purple, pink, and white come early spring.
Finally, Carmen shows us a plant that’s new in her indoor rotation: ardisia crenata (aka spice berry). This festive looking indoor plant is perfect for the holidays!
As the weather turns cold, Carmen heads out to her garden to show you how to prep your garden for winter. She cuts back plants and puts down a shredded hardwood mulch to ensure weed-free, fertile soil come spring.
Then, she builds a container garden, or window box, to enjoy some texture and color during the long winter. (Hot tip: Adding insulation and landscape fabric for drainage to your planting box ensures your plants stay healthy in the coldest months!) Carmen shows her selection of winter-hardy plants and how to arrange them artistically for maximum enjoyment.
Next week, for Carmen’s final video of the year, she’ll show you how to bring the garden indoors!