In a previous article on this site, we talked about how gardening can be a great way to get rid of stress in your life. So what do gardeners in Canada do when the winter months hit and traditional gardening has to be put on hold for a few months? Here are some ideas.
Take care of all those handheld gardening tools. When that first frost hits, it is time to put away your gardening tools until the next season. While winterizing your tools might not take too long, you can make it a part of a bigger project, such as cleaning and organizing your shed.
Spruce up your home with some fresh flowers. A lot of gardeners get depressed in winter as they miss the scenic aspect that their gardens bring into their lives, maybe trading a Fenelon Falls cottage for a piece of Oakville real estate. If you are in this category, you might want to add some green to your living space by calling for some flower delivery. Downtown Toronto flower shops are busy during the winter months, as people try to compensate for the lack of green outside.
Make a garden inside! Just because it is winter outside does not mean you have to give up gardening altogether. Many gardeners pass the winter months by creating an indoor garden. If you spend your days not being creative and working with something like a loop calibrator, then you don't want to throw out a great creative outlet just because there's snow! Their aren't as many options as there is in an outdoor plot, but you can add some splash to your home just the same, especially if you are living in a condo in downtown Toronto and are deprived of a garden year round. Many gardeners will even get flowers such as geraniums started while winter is still on, so that they are ready to be planted when the sun starts to shine brightly once again, giving them a head start on all the other Cabbagetown homes.
The arrival of winter doesn't mean that gardeners have to stay dormant until spring. The activities we listed above are just a few ways that gardeners can enjoy their hobbies even during the colder months.