Actually, the January/February 2011 issue of Northern Gardener has been out for almost three weeks. I’m just a little behind in letting folks know what is in this issue. First, it was a thrill to have Bonnie Blodgett write the cover story on gardening for fragrance. Bonnie wrote a book about how she lost her sense of smell and then regained it. Now, she says, she loves plants with scent, whether it’s sweet, spicy, or just plain stinky. There’s a great list of plant suggestions, too.
January/February is our landscape issue, so if you are planning any new gardens, check out Eric Johnson’s advice on finding and using rocks and Meleah Maynard’s story on 10 landscape mistakes not to make. We also have items on gardening for fruit and the inaugural column in Don Engebretson’s new series on garden design. As we are heading into the coldest week of the year, grab this issue, make some tea, and settle in a cozy chair to dream about gardening.