Plan and purchase for spring
Visit a botanical garden. Give yourself a dose of warmth and humidity by visiting an indoor public garden near you. You'll get some ideas for your spring garden, too.
Corral your ideas into a garden notebook that will be handy for toting to the garden center come spring. Dedicate pages for notes and photos of favorite ideas. Include pocket folders for articles and notes, and a zip pocket to hold spring receipts and plant labels.
Make online and mail-order purchases early. Supplies of the most popular items tend to start running out in March or so.
Pictured: Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago.