As you read this, you might be curled up by the fire enjoying a cup of hot cocoa while snow falls on the ground. Spring likely seems very far away at this time of year, but before you know it, it’ll be time to start planting your garden again! As you know, a great garden takes much time and planning. Those beautiful blooms don’t just appear by magic, so you’ll want to make sure that you start thinking of what you want your garden to look like this spring.
By this time of year, you’ve probably planted your spring bulbs. Tulips, irises, crocuses, and other such bulbs are planted between September and late November. Many other garden plants have to wait until early spring to be planted, but it’s not too early to start selecting your choices now. After the ground thaws, it’s the perfect time to deposit some seeds into the ground that will grow in a few weeks or months.
You can take advantage of many holiday sales to select items for your garden. Ornaments and other decorative products may go on sale around the holidays or shortly after, saving you some money and adding to the beauty of your garden.
The cold months are the perfect time to head to your garden shed and start looking at seeds that you’ve collected. Many gardeners keep notes of their previous gardens, so it’s useful to look over these to see what worked and what didn’t. Damp, diseased, or damaged seeds should be thrown away so you can make a list of what seeds you’ll need to purchase. Be sure to include edible plants such as potatoes, tomatoes, and other fruits and vegetables you may want to plant. Take a stroll around your property to get a visual of what you want to happen in your garden.
As you collect gardening ideas this winter, don’t forget to contact TM Design for assistance with creating a beautiful landscape!