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INDOOR STARTER PLANTS FOR OUTSIDE GARDENS

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There are a lot of beautiful plants you can grow indoors to prepare them for an outdoor container or traditional garden. And, in fact, some of these plants can go from outdoors to in, as well.

Try a few of these versatile plants as you prepare for the summer season.

Geranium

You can buy this beautiful, fragrant plant in spring and keep them indoors where they’ll be protected from the unpredictable weather of the season. Then place them outside in the summer – preferably in a south-facing location – and watch them bloom. Best of all, they remain robust throughout autumn and can be kept indoors during the winter months. Check out SummerWinds Nursery for a selection of these beautiful flowers.

Coleus

This lovely variety is one of the most well-known houseplants, and with good reason – it’s very easy to care for. Thanks to its easygoing nature, it also does well outdoors, so long as the temperature doesn’t dip below 55 degrees. This plant makes a lovely addition to a container garden and is a great complement to bright green and flowering plants, with its broad, variegated foliage. And when the weather cools down a bit, simply bring it back inside to continue enjoying it for the rest of the year.

Succulents

Everybody loves a beautiful collection of succulents. Not only are they stunningly beautiful, but they couldn’t be easier to care for. And yes, you can move them into and out of your home for use as both a houseplant display and a container garden. You can buy these individually to make your own indoor/outdoor displays, or in pre-arranged containers. Check out Desert Horizon Nursery for a great selection.

Bromeliads

These unique-looking flowers will brighten up your home during spring and can be moved outdoors for a beautiful summer display. Head over to Berridge Nursery for your bromeliad starts, as well as a huge variety of other beautiful flowers from violets to hydrangeas. They also offer incredible resources for taking care of indoor and outdoor plants, all specifically tailored for this region.

Herbs

Herbs are one of the simplest ways to work on a versatile indoor/outdoor garden project. Try parsley, rosemary, sage, and basil and move them outdoors when summer comes to give them more space and sunlight. You can find a wide variety of herbs at Lowe’s.

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