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    Select seeds for early spring planting. Spend some quiet, relaxed (and dry!) time pouring over Pike’s amazing seed selection of vegetables, herbs, cutting flowers, bedding plants and organic gourmet edibles.



    Repot Houseplants. Just the smell of the fresh potting soil will be rewarding on a cold day. Choose a new, brightly-glazed pot and your old houseplant will look new and stylish. Revitalize houseplants by trimming brown leaf ends with sharp, clean scissors.



    Clean and sharpen hand tools. Come the sunshine, you’ll be glad you did. Pick up a Corona blade sharpener at your local Pike Nurseries —you’ll be surprised how easy it is to use on all sorts of tools. Once they’re clean (household cleaner 409 works great) and sharp, spray some WD-40 on all moving parts.



    Bundle up and take all the time you need to select a few new roses or a fruit tree. You don’t have to plant immediately unless you want to brave the cold.  We can also plant them for you with our Pick 'n Plant service.
    Hang a new birdhouse or feeder under your front porch or patio cover. Your visitors will be appreciative and will brighten dull, winter days.




    Feed all your houseplants. Bet you haven’t done this for a while—life just gets too busy. Well, a lazy, rainy day is the perfect time. Don’t forget to feed with Bonide Liquid Plant Food. Add 7 drops per quart of water each time you water for lush, healthy houseplants!



    Shop for garden attire. Choose a garden hat, to protect yourself when the sun does shine. Pike Nurseries has got a great selection of top-quality hats in many styles and materials.  Also, don't forget to pick up your I Love to Play in the Dirt t-shirt.



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