Now is a great time to take stock of your yard’s winter look. If drab comes to mind, consider planting winter bloomers, like sasanquas and camellias, or plants with interesting forms or bark, such as crape myrtles and river birches.
Your holiday cyclamen will keep blooming for many weeks if you regularly deadhead the faded blooms, keep the soil moist but not soggy and provide it with cool temperatures and bright, indirect light.
Even houseplants need a bath from time to time. If yours are dusty, place them In the shower and give them a good spray to return the shine to their leaves.
“I cultivate my garden, and my garden cultivates me.” — Robert Brault