Reading Emilie Barnes' book, looking through garden magazines, and the "Michigan Gardener" is not as much fun as getting out and working with the plants. Each year begins the process of what to buy and where to plant it ... we have so many helpful businesses nearby to get us started. Try Meier Flowerland, English Gardens, or Bordine's. My favorite beginning is to choose the hanging basket I want for my porch on Mother's Day. What do you like to do first to kick off the garden season?