There’s nothing like the power of imagination – especially when you’re looking out the window at lingering snow patches, brown grass and bare trees.
Early spring, while the landscape is still dormant, is a great time to plan your outdoor living spaces. After all, do you want to spend the peak of the season deciding what to add or savoring the view?
Dreaming of a beautiful landscape is just the beginning, of course. Here’s how to make it a reality.
A stunning shot of Coreopsis Jethro Tull from Bluestone Perennials.
- Evaluate your space. Scroll through photos of your landscape or garden from previous years to remind yourself what it typically looks like in high season. Next, take a look outside now, while things are not green or filled in, to see where you can add or replace flowers, shrubs and/or trees.
- Find your inspiration. You might have an idea of exactly what you want your outdoor surroundings to look like…or you might need a little help. The good news is there’s no shortage of inspiring photos and ideas. Look to social media platforms like Pinterest, or in home and garden magazines and on websites, and in books that can be borrowed, browsed or bought. Perhaps you liked something in your friend’s or neighbor’s garden or have a great memory of blooms or trees from your grandparents’ or parents’ yards. Start a journal with notes and photos to chronicle your favorite looks.
- Get to know your environment. To add plants that will thrive, confirm the planting zone where you live and determine the type of soil you have. Check the sun angles throughout the day to determine what areas of your yard or garden are in full or part sun, and which are in shade.
- Talk with experts. Check in at your local independent garden center or with garden enthusiasts in your neighborhood or town. They will have good insights based on their own experience.
- Stock up on supplies. Even as you decide what plants you would like to add this year, make sure you have the right equipment, from garden spades and shovels to watering cans and hoses, to soil and amendments.
Purrsian Blue Catmint is a wonderful addition to any Midwest landscape.
You can also start a wish list of new perennials, shrubs and trees by browsing our online catalog, which can be sorted by plant type and other filters. You’ll find details on where and how to plant these varieties and, if you have any further questions, you can always reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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