Waiting for spring can make you as antsy as waiting for Christmas did when you were a kid. Will it ever get here? And then suddenly it does…and there’s no more luxurious time to scheme or dream.
This year we’re looking at these last weeks of winter as a gift—precious time to prepare for spring. Barb Pierson, nursery manager at White Flower Farm in Connecticut, has 10 essential tips to prepare a garden for spring. We’re on it:
Photography by Sara Barrett for Gardenista, except where noted.
1. See What’s Missing
When trees are bare and plants are dormant is the best time to study a garden’s underpinnings. “In the winter, you can see what’s missing. Are there areas where you need screening because you suddenly you notice the air conditioning unit that looks horrible?” asks Pierson.