Updated: Mar 26
When you're stuck inside at this time of year, fantasies of the this year's garden often start twinkling in my mind's eye. I like to just let my mind roam. I start a wish list of seeds and gaze at photos of the ideal flowers I could have. I look out at my yard and envision where they would go. Then, before I order seeds, I check my garden notes from the previous season. It's easy to forget what was worth the time and space of the year before when you are full of hope for the upcoming season. The most important thing is to realistically determine the amount of time and effort you are willing to maintain throughout the whole season. If you can't do it, you won't have that ideal flower or beautiful landscape that you want. So then it's time to pick favorites and start small. The worst thing you can do is to have more than you can handle and then you have an ugly weed patch that you have to get rid of. In my next post I'll share with you the plants that have worked well for me and ones to limit.