Winter is here, and it's cold outside. But that's not reason enough to forget about your yard. Here in the Hampton Roads region, it's actually been pretty moderate for all of November and December. In fact, you may see some of your perennials already starting to sprout from the ground. Seeing new growth always helps us to see that spring isn't too far away. Yes, we know we still have winter to deal with, but it's never too early to start planning your landscape.
The most important part of a landscape is "The Plan." Too many people make the enormous mistake of planting whatever they find on sale at the Garden Center and planting it wherever there is an open space. Planting sporadically and occassionally can cause you to have the wrong plants in the wrong spot. It can mean that the plants you plant near each other aren't the best selection. The best way to curtail this from happening to your yard is to spend time with a professional, developing a plan and allowing them to design. When your vision is coupled with the expertise of the professional you can put an end to the costly mistakes of haphazard do-it-yourself gardening.
January is the pefect time to beging planning. Start looking at magazines, visiting websites and particularly stopping by our booth the upcoming Virginia Flower and Garden Show at the Virginia Beach Convention Center January 20-22 for ideas and assistance. You'll be glad you did!