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.
This year plant more favorites and experiment with some new additions (and don’t feel guilty about jettisoning the turnips that no one would eat).
To make it easier to harvest edibles, see if there’s a good growing space near the kitchen or barbecue (don’t overlook a front or side yard). Or maybe convert low-growing edible beds to raised beds.
This garden has metal pipes and cast-in-place concrete to keep tools organized in an artistic way.