Dear Butterflies,

Winter is the perfect time to daydream about all of the delights of the upcoming summer. It’s also the best time to plan the garden.

Where will your garden be, how will the plants be arranged, what will you plant and when?

I dug up some great reads for you!


cucumber_sproutPlanning Your Garden :: One of most important parts of your garden is the planning by About.com’s NetPlaces.

Planning a Garden :: A well-planned garden is easier to care for. It saves time in the garden and is more productive than an unplanned garden by U of Illinois Extension.

7 High-Tech Online Gardening Tools to Plan the Perfect Garden :: These seven online garden planners help you pull together the perfect plot while offering tips on spacing, planting times, and harvest yields by TreeHugger.com.

How to plant an easy edible garden :: Getting started is easier than you think by Sunset Magazine.com.

Grow a Healthy Vegetable Garden :: The benefits of vegetable gardening go way beyond cutting food costs. Here’s a guide to planning, planting, and relishing your own backyard harvest by This Old House.