Daylight Savings Time definitely affects some people more than others. The extra darkness can lead to a little less motivation and the winter blues. One cure, is to pick up a couple of houseplants from your local garden center!
Here are just some of our favorite houseplants:
Snake Plant/ Mother in Law's Tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata)
Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica)
Parlor Palm (Chamaedorea elegans)
Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior)
ZZ plant ( Zamioculcas zamiifolia)
& plenty of others!
Also, it is a great time to be planting garlic if you haven't done so already.
'Music' is one of Jessica's favorite cultivars, which is prized for its flavor as well as winter hardiness. Pick up some bulbs from your local garden center, split into cloves, and plant 1-2 inches deep in well drained soil. Sometimes heavy clay soils can produce misshapen bulbs. Cover with straw mulch or leaves, then your garlic will start emerging right as Spring rolls around. Garlic is ready to harvest around the 4th of July or when the plants start to dry down- but before then, don't forget to enjoy the garlic scapes (a real treat!).