With frigid temperatures outside, gardeners turn to dreaming of next year’s garden. Whether you grow ornamentals or food, seed and plant catalogs can help you decide what to grow, learn about new varieties/hybrids and inspire you to add more to your garden.
Buying local is important so the plants will be appropriate for your climate and meet any local restrictions. Be sure to look at the light, soil and water requirements of the plant. If perennial, make sure the plant is rated for your hardiness zone (Chicago is Zone 5).
Enjoy your armchair gardening.