“Just living isn’t enough,” said the butterfly. “One must also have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” – Hans Christian Anderson
As the coronavirus continues to prevent us from safely engaging in our normal lives, the Feltner Group blog will focus exclusively on ways to make this time productive and fruitful for our friends, family and clients (many of whom are the same). We will use the hashtage #AtHome to announce each post until we can safely return to a life that does not include limited content and social distancing. We are thinking of you, and just like the butterfly, we know that just living isn’t enough.
Have you started your garden? It has been unseasonalby chilly here in the valley, but the sight of growing and blooming plants might be just the tonic for the cabin fever of staying home and staying safe. We’ve got some thoughts to get you started:
The Feltner Group is a local business, so we always try to shop local. Winchester has a lot of beautiful nurseries with knowledgeable staff to serve you. We want local businesses to survive and thrive despite the economic effects of Covid 19.
Begin with good soil.
Give your plants a good start with quality soil and an organic supplement to ensure a successful result. It cost more time and money in the beginning, but a good base is essential to a healthy garden. Once you are ready, fill your flower pots and window boxes accordingly.
Be creative. Remain flexible.
Because so many people are home and gardening, some nurseries have a limited selection of plants available. Recently, many of my favorties were sold out, so I decided to purchase a new mix for my pots and window boxes this year. Try a package of seeds or add in a flower you aren’t familiar with. You might actually like the change. Always ask staff members for recommendations. They are usually knowledgeable and willing to help.
Love thy neighbor.
Is there an at-risk neighbor or friend who can’t get out? Offer to pick up their favorite seasonal selections. And if you can not get out, many nurseries are offering online ordering and curbside pickup. Ask about availability and substitutions.
We are here. Let us know if we can help.
The Feltner Group is a full-service real estate team that specializes in providing a concierge-level of service for all clients. Your home is the set where life’s big and small moments are staged. We can help find a house worthy of your memories.