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How To Care For Your Indoor Plants During Winter

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Wisconsin winters are long and gray, which is why many of us choose to brighten up our homes with plants. But caring for indoor plants can be difficult — particularly in the winter when homes become drier and less hospitable to plant life.

Gardening expert Melinda Myers knows how to navigate these challenges, and also notes that caring for plants can help us cope with the day to day stressors in our lives. 

"One of the benefits that people are finding with plants is they require some TLC and attention. That really helps provide some stress release, it gets your focus on something living instead of all the things that are annoying you," says Myers. 

Melinda Myers is a gardening expert and the author of several books on the topic, including Midwest Gardener’s Handbook. Myers is appearing live at the Realtors Home & Garden Show, the last weekend of March. 

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Joy Powers joined WUWM January 2016 as a producer for Lake Effect. Before then, she was a director and producer for Afternoon Shift, on WBEZ-fm Chicago Public Radio.
Gardening expert, TV/radio host, author Melinda Myers has more than 30 years of horticulture experience and is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine.
Maggie Holdorf
Maggie Holdorf started as a WUWM Lake Effect intern in September 2019.