The Easter lily is the number one choice for a seasonal indoor plant to celebrate the holiday, but there are lots of other cool choices too.
Lets talk lilies first. I like to pick plants which are just budding, but not open yet. They will last longer inside that way. They don't have to be white either, I have a pretty pink one with a sweet aroma.
Plant the lily in the garden in a few weeks. They will come back year after year, blooming in June or July instead of at Easter.
Hyacinths offer the fragrance of spring. They will fill a room with thier wonderful aroma. They can be planted outside when the blooms fade and will return next spring.
I bought some wonderful mums at Chapon's Greenhouse in Baldwin. I have no idea what the variety is, but the blooms are beautiful in pink and white.
All indoor plants should be kept a little on the dry side, but be sure they get the water they need.
I've fallen in love with Strawberries and Cream hydrangea. It's available at independent garden centers and box stores too. This plant is bred for indoor growing, but is hardy to zone 7. That's a little warmer than our climate, we're zone 5/6. I'm putting mine out in the garden in May. I'll plant it in a container and bring it in to an unheated greenhouse for the winter. I I cross my fingers, it will come back next spring.
I love to visit local nurseries, greenhouses and garden centers to find interesting and different plants for the holiday windowsill.