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Take a Break from Winter with a Fairy Tale Garden

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   Inside the greenhouse at All Seasons Garden Center, you'd never know its January. And while most of us can't afford the heating bill for our own greenhouse, gardening experts say there's an easy way to bring a bit of summer to your home in the middle of winter.

  It's called a fairy tale garden.

Jolene Schmitz, All Seasons Garden Center: "We heard about it and picked up a few things to get it going. And people have been really excited about it."

  And Schmitz says it's a project that won't cost you an arm and leg, since it's just potting soil, a few plants and something to hold all of it.

Jolene Schmitz: "Basically you want to pick out a container and choose some small plants that are just going to stay small in the container. So, you don't want to get anything that has great big leaves or anything.

  How elaborate you'd like to get is up to you. Schmitz says it's a great project for everyone to take the edge off winter and build some lasting memories.

  She says grandparents are finding it's a great project to do with their grandchildren.

Schmitz: "So they can come in here and pick out what they want. Let the kids pick out what they want and it's a fun afternoon project. And then it's something they can always remember they did together."

  It can also add a bit of a psychological boost to everyone's home, as we start longing for spring.

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