Mother Nature's Promise: Planning for Spring

Winter blues got you down? With the pelting that the Northeast has taken so far this winter that's no surprise. Still, savvy gardeners know that Winter is the best time for dreaming and planning of garden splendor for the months to come. We all live for the promise of Spring. Nothing beats the first sighting of Spring bulbs in your garden fulfilling Mother Nature's promise.

Many of us are busy ferreting out prized seeds, veggie garden plans and garden renovation ideas. Even if you enjoy winter, getting your plans together for changes you wish to incorporate before hitting the nursery in April helps you manage plant buyer remorse, the dreaded affliction that comes from buying plants on impulse. Impulse is great but being armed with knowledge about your plant purchases, their culture preferences and a realistic eye as to available space and garden theme is key to your garden's success.

To get you started, have a look at the eagerly awaited annual issue of Plants We Love 2014 by Horticulture magazine below. It features new varieties for 2014 and Award winning plants selected for their beauty and reliability.

You can also check out our Dreaming of Spring and Garden University boards on Pinterest for beautiful photos and informative tips to increase your garden's splendor.

Get Blossoming!