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After a balmy and windy weekend, we are back to weather that is more appropriate for December.

Our Petunias and Gerbera Daisies are still blooming, which is crazy, but this week might finish them off for the winter.

It’s a good thing I got some pansies planted to keep some color going!

So if you haven’t planted any pansies and ornamental cabbages, it’s not too late.

There are still plenty of them around, among the Christmas season plants…poinsettias, Christmas cactus, etc.

If you want a great indoor plant, buy a Christmas cactus.

Their blooms come in beautiful colors and mine blooms every year about this time.

When they aren’t blooming, they still make a nice succulent, so you get your money’s worth on these.

Other fun plants to find right now are miniature evergreens that are often decorated for the season.

These are fun to have for Christmas and can be transplanted in a pot outside after the holiday season is over.

Check the label to see if it can survive the Oklahoma winter.

If not, keep it inside to enjoy until it dies out.

You can also find Rosemary plants pruned to look like a mini Christmas tree.

The Rosemary’s are not only very aromatic, but you can pinch or snip some off to use in cooking.

At the Artichoke, we make a Rosemary cream sauce to put on pasta that is to die for!

If you keep it indoors for the winter it should grow out of the “tree” shape and it can be planted outdoors in the spring.

Just make sure it is in a sunny window for the winter.

So if you can’t find what you want around here, check out a good garden center like Southwood’s in Tulsa, or TLC in Oklahoma City.

Two of my favorite places to visit, anytime!! Enjoy the Earth! Diana