Warm colors such as red, yellow and orange make large spaces more intimate.
Fun fact: people exchange snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) on Valentine’s Day in Denmark.
Mount bluebird nesting boxes near the garden.
Turn the compost pile as soon as you are able and it is not frozen.
American barrenwort (Vancouveria hexandra) is a wonderful perennial groundcover for part to full shade. It grows 12” – 18” tall with small, dainty white flowers in the late spring to summer. American barrenwort is a very hardy plant in zones 5-8.
Attract cardinals, goldfinches, nuthatches, towhees, grosbeaks and siskins by planting asters (Symphyotrichum, Eurybia, Oligoneuron spp.), coneflowers (Echinacea spp.), and sedums (Hylotelephium spp.) in the garden.
Chickadees, titmice, starlings and purple finches often begin their spring songs around this time. Listen!