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Spring Forward

Photography by: Annie Schlechter

April may be considered the cruelest month, but for those who love to garden, that title goes to February. An easy antidote to the winter doldrums: Bring the garden indoors. Simply plant ferns in an extralarge bowl, then nestle in a half-dozen or so pots of Phalaenopsis orchids -- both are inexpensive and readily available at most home centers and big-box stores. The result is lush, beautiful, and hardy enough to carry you through the rest of the season.