In the garden more than any room in the house, no two years — no two days — are ever the same. Plants grow and die, it rains or doesn’t, and wildlife buzzes around and pollinates plants or deer eat a season’s worth of growth. In addition to the natural forces at play, each year provides an opportunity to refresh what’s going on in the garden or rethink what you want to get out of it.
With the days growing longer and spring edging nearer, it’s a nice time to think about any changes you may want to make — big or small, ecological or just for fun. Winter is far from over in many regions, so while you’re still cozy inside, here are the 15 ideas from the most liked gardening ideabooks of 2014. It was definitely the year of edibles and gardening for wildlife, but then there was greywater and how to get the flower bed just right. Read on to see what got Houzzers excited about gardening last year, and then click the link after each caption for the full story.