If you are planning a garden or landscape renovation for this year, please pick up a copy of the January/February issue of Northern Gardener, which is on bookstore shelves now. The magazine includes a story by Don Engebretson, a.k.a., the Renegade Gardener, on how to design your own landscape. As usual, Don’s advice is spot on and completely practical.
In addition to Don’s story on doing it yourself, the issue include a wonderful feature on garden sheds — the new must-have garden accessory — and a profile of a fabulous rock garden in Roseville. There’s also a piece on tree pruning that is well-worth clipping and saving until later this winter when it’s time to prune many trees. Of course, the magazine also includes Michelle Mero Riedel’s piece on winter-sowing, which I mentioned in a previous post. I hope readers enjoy reading this issue as much as we have enjoyed putting it together.