Edited by Robert Hairston
Plan your garden now so you know what to look for and where you want to plant it later! You can easily go through seed catalogs and choose the things you liked from last year, or new things and variations you may want to put to the test this year.
Recycle your Christmas tree in a couple different ways if you haven't already thrown it away. You can get it turned into mulch which you can use in your yard or make it a little gift for the birds. Place the tree outside in a sheltered and easily visible place. From there you can put layers of colorful edible garlands or seed treats like pine cones covered in peanut butter and bird seed.
Windows are wonderful, especially when you don't want to go and stay outside to enjoy your yard. Plant early bloomers so you have some color that you can enjoy even from inside your house. To get started, look out from your favorite window spot. Get an idea of what areas you can see from there and what you would like to see in those areas. Trees, shrubs, flowers, and decorations are all options. Then find out what is available for that time.