Get a Head Start on Planning Your Garden, Even if It’s Snowing

Winter gardening advice always includes going through gardening catalogs and deciding what plants you want to grow in the coming year. That’s a great start, but why not take it a step further? Winter is a good time to review what worked and what didn’t in your garden during the previous year, whether it’s the bare spot after the bulbs died back or the vegetables no one ate. Maybe there’s something you loved growing, but it was simply in the wrong spot.

The good thing about this exercise is that you don’t even need to go outside, so any snow still covering your landscape doesn’t matter. In fact, a somewhat barren winter garden will let you see the actual structure of the space and how it flows. It also means that when you do start ordering plants or heading to the nursery, you’ll have a much better idea of what you need and want.

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