During these last weeks of winter, the upcoming garden season may be on your mind. Some of you may head out to get a few quick tasks done on a clear day. But when it’s not an ideal day for being outside in the rain and very cold weather, you can still “garden” inside; I came up with the term “Armchair Gardening.” (This concept occurred to me some years ago when I was teaching third through sixth-grade horticulture classes.) I’d have the students come up with ideas of things to do when we had to stay inside because of the weather.
On a cold, blustery day, take a break, curl up in a warm armchair with something hot to drink, and dream about your spring and summer garden. Have a cozy blanket, a journal, or an online device in hand and start coming up with ideas and plans for your yard.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
1. Order seeds – there are so many great sites online. A couple of favorites include Territorial Seed Company and Renee’s Garden Seeds. A great catalog to pick up at Barnes and Noble is “The Whole Seed Catalog,” or you can order it here: “Rare Seeds.” It’s extra-thick and beautiful to finger through.
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