armchair gardening: a cure for the winter blues

What’s a gardener to do in January, when everything is either covered in snow or brown and dormant? Although lacking some spring excitement, winter is the perfect time to plan ahead for your 2010 garden! Grab a cup of coffee and choose a few of these ideas to get you in the gardening groove:

• Make Lists: What went right/wrong in your 2009 garden, new plants you want to try, or projects you’ve seen in another garden
• Draw Pictures: Quickly sketch out your garden area and draw shapes for plants, water features, sitting areas or structures like decks and pergolas.
• Read Books: Gorgeous photography in books and magazines will keep you motivated.
• Take Trips: Nurseries, botanical centers and public parks are all great places to keep your mind and body active.

Take a tip from your garden: it’s okay to go dormant for a while. You’re not being idle, you’re storing energy for the months ahead! — Jenny P.

Jenny Peterson, our newest contributor, is the proprietor of J. Peterson Garden Design in Austin, Texas.

Photo by Laura Shreck

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Ohhhh Myyyy Goodness….I have done all of these things and there is still like 2 months to gooooo…..whine, whine, whine…Lovely photograph BTW:)

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