January “to do” list:

1. Develop a garden plan.

2. Make a list of the plants you lack but would like to own.

3. Try to learn something of the origin, history and habits of your special favorites. It will make it a lot more meaningful when you work in the garden next summer.

4. Learn the Latin names of your plants.

5. Paint the handles of your small hand tools in bright colors so they are easier to find.

6. Study the catalogues.

7. Put in your order for seeds and hard to find plants now, before the best items are sold out.

8. Feed the birds.

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About christinedarnelldesignstudio

Christine Darnell Design Studio is a landscape and garden design studio in Chester, CT. Imaginative plant combinations characterize the work with an artist’s eye towards texture and color. A strong commitment to environmentally considerate design runs through the practice, the support of local nurseries, and guidance towards the most environmentally sustainable materials and products. Adjunct Professor, Horticulture Dept. of Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury, CT , Wetlands Commissioner for the Town of Chester, Vice President, APLD, Connecticut Chapter.
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