Though the ground was blanketed with a thick layer of snow, it didn’t stop Scot Haney of WFSB 3’s Better Connecticut from stopping by Connecticut Country House. As their Better Living lifestyle contributor, I shared my favorite tips on keeping indoor plants happy, and showed just how simple it is to decorate with little touches of spring brought home from the market.

Enjoy and please share!

Love, Nora


  1. Mel on February 20, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    So inspired by your segment… now I’m on a search for baby boxwood! Love your style❤️

  2. Linda Rossi on February 21, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Loved this episode- so inspiring and helpful! Your gardening talents are amazing!

  3. Nan, Odessa, DE on February 21, 2017 at 9:03 am

    I saw this email and read it before the coffee was ready. Love everything you share!
    I thought the hydrgendas from the market would not flourish outside after blooming iinside. Give me more details on this, please.
    Do you have any bee skeps? I like to use them for appearance inside in early spring and outside during the summer.
    Share your thoughts!
    Have a blessed day!

    • Nora on February 23, 2017 at 10:30 am

      Hi Nan:
      After I’ve enjoyed my hydrangea inside, come May, I put them outside in their pots in a lightly shaded area and they always seem to do fine. I water them often and fertilize them occasionally. I put them in the ground before it gets too hot or wait until early fall. Blooms aren’t abundant, if at all, after their early life inside the house, but in time, they will bloom again. I usually have pretty good luck and wish you the same! Love, Nora

      • Nan, Odessa, DE on February 23, 2017 at 10:43 am

        Thank you for the info. I will be shopping for some today to enjoy now.
        My paper whites are just finishing their bloom and I will move on to hydrangea. I like them, have them outside, many, but have avoided them for indoors because I thought you treated them like a cut flower arrangement.
        Also, thank you for each post that motivates me to be a happier homemaker.

  4. The Farmhouse Project on February 21, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Another great episode and tips, congratulations Nora!

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