Valentine’s Day is in one day, right? So, what am I up to? I’m getting ready to celebrate the return of spring and St. Patrick’s Day of course.
In North Carolina, the trees are starting to bud and a few have flowers. I’m super excited for the arrival of spring. In addition to the flowers, the weeds have also started to pop up. But, there is one weed that I don’t mind sticking around for a little while.
Although clover is technically a weed, it is also is a beneficial plant for your yard. It encourages bees to visit and help pollinate your flowers. Clover also produces nitrogen which is good for your lawn. And finally, it is a low growing evergreen plant, which means more green in your lawn.
I decided to bring a little clover into our home to help me decorate (who knew clover was beneficial inside the home as well ;-).)
Start with an empty pot. Add a few rocks in the bottom for drainage. Then layer some potting soil on top of the rocks.
Dig up a little patch of clover and pluck out any non-clover plants from the clump.
Gently place the clover into the pot. Fill in the sides with more potting soil.
Don’t fret if your clover starts to wilt right away. Give the soil a good watering and mist the plant. The clover will perk up in a day.
Place your potted clover in a sunny spot and enjoy your free shamrock plant for St. Patrick’s Day!
One word of caution. As soon as you see the seed pods form, move your clover back outside before they burst and disperse seeds EVERYWHERE.