Mention the tropics and what do you think of? (Hint: something that grows) Palm trees! Want to know the best part? You can have some of the more cold hardy palm trees right at home in your garden even if you get cold winters. I'll share with you the different varieties and how you can add them to your garden.
Most real estate agents say that it is location, location, location that sells a house. While that is a strong factor, how your house and garden look from the street when someone pulls up to it for the first time is equally important. There are many ways to easily and cheaply improve curb appeal.
The winter garden may not be that inviting at first glance. But if you bundle up warm for a walk through it, you will be surprised at what delights await.
In the Northern Hemisphere it is winter. You likely are thinking that gardening is done for the year and that you will have to find other non-gardening interests to keep you occupied. If you still want to do some “gardening” there are though some interesting tasks that you can do to prepare for spring even when you can't be in your garden.