It's dark, cold, and raining outside as I write this. One of the things that helps me get beyond the yucky weather is browse through some garden or seed publications and plan for a spring garden. If you have children, you may even want to get them involved in this “dreaming” phase.

I ran across a cool free seed catalog from WildSeed Farms (1OMB download) that you may want to use. It's just jam packed with beautiful photos and detailed information. Topics include:

  • When Should I Plant?
  • How to plant wildflowers
  • Starting your wildflowers from seed
  • Seed Germination
  • Seed Storage
  • What is an Annual, Perennial, Biennial?
  • Weed control
  • And much more.

This is a catalog so they do include information about their products, but the pictures and information could help you plan your garden, teach your kids about a wide variety of flowers and herbs, or assist you in some educational/craft projects.