This first-of-the-new-year issue is always one of our favorite to produce. In it you’ll find our top picks of the hundreds of new plants being introduced this spring (pg. 22). Talk about a spring elixir! Your amazing photography talents are showcased as we present the winners of our 10th annual photo contest (pg. 40). We’re also excited to provide plans for three delightful gardens (pg. 36) to plant this spring—think pickles, pesto and salad! And you’ll swoon over a Midwest garden lush with color, texture and variety—even tropicals (pg. 30).
Wherever you garden, here’s to winter—it’s the quickest path to spring!