February is always the time we long for warm sun and time outdoors. During the long wait for spring, to cheer myself up, I plot (pun intended) and plan for gardening. Last year I had big dreams but I had a baby instead. (A baby is much better.) But between being in my 40's (read more tired and a longer postpartum recovery) and having teens with busy lives, we never got a garden in.
This year I am especially interested in heritage seeds. And compost. I want red wiggler worms for Mothers Day. :)
I am itching to stake it all out and send those boys out to dig. But the snow is pretty deep. So I have to be content with dreaming. For Christmas we received a gardening DVD that is particularly cheerful and helpful. Homestead Blessings; the Art of Gardening, with the West ladies. They are charming, out in their lovely gardens in their long prairie skirts extolling the virtues of compost and new ways to plant potatoes. I highly recommend it for rookie gardeners like me, or if you just need something cheerful to watch that makes you think of sunshine and warmth.