There's nothing sadder than a garden in the middle of the winter. Although the fact that most of the snow and ice has melted in my garden area while the rest of my yard still looks like Antarctica makes me think that I picked a great spot that gets lots of sun.
Once the warm weather returns, one of the first things I'm going to do is heavily mulch around these beds. Mulch is a great way to make things look neat outside. And as you can see in this picture, my garden is in need of some neat.