GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — The long winter is a great time to bring some spring indoors.

Your favorite blooming plants can provide bright and beautiful options that will help your home look and smell like spring!

Bachman's offers some ideas to warm up the season, along with guidelines for caring for your new plants.

Watch ’em Grow Bulb Gardens (available at Bachman's)

  1. Place in a brightly lit area indoors.
  2. Water frequently when the top of the soil appears dry; don’t allow the soil to thoroughly dry out and don’t allow the container to sit in water.
  3. Keep in average indoor temps (50-70 degrees) to prolong the life of the blooms.
  4. Prune faded flowers at the stem to clean up the garden for new blooms.

Cyclamen

  1. Provide bright, indirect light.
  2. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch.

Orchids

  1. Provide light directly above the orchid for about 12-14 hours per day.
  2. Water with room temperature or lukewarm water to avoid shocking an orchid’s roots. Don’t allow an orchid to sit in standing water.
  3. Keep in temps between 70 and 80 during the day and 55 to 65 at night.

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