In my little corner of the universe it has been exceptionally cold this winter--but then, it always is here. There are two places in my state that always have the coldest temperatures and we live in one of them. In fact, it hasn't broken freezing for so long I can't even remember. Daytime temps in the 20s feel warm now, and overnight temperatures in the negatives are pretty common (we've also had our share of negative daytime temps). Because of all of the above, the two snowstorms that dumped on us a couple months ago haven't had the chance to melt.
Winter is not my favorite season (in case you couldn't tell), but as I look out at my white yard I am already imagining what I will do to it in the spring.
Spring fever? I believe so. But it's not just an itching that gets under my skin, it's a motivator to help me envision and plan for the future. (And I'd really better do it now anyway, since our baby will be born just before planting time and I'm sure I won't have the clarity of mind to do it then!) So, as part of this joyful planning (and it is so much fun!), I have ordered a free Gurney's catalog to better understand my options. (If you are interested in ordering a free catalog also, click on the above link to go to their homepage.)
I have also started asking local gardeners specific questions, since this will be my first time to plant here in our new town and I need all the tips I can get. And I'm perusing my copy of Mel Bartholemew's book on Square Foot Gardening. (Also see the SFG website for lots of info and answers to your questions.)
Man, I just want to get out there and start working! How about you?
Any other fellow gardeners have books, websites, etc that are your go-to's?