Think spring: 50% off perennials for your garden

The Daily Deal for Wednesday, February 13th -- Four inches of snow today and more to come. Are you northern readers as sick of winter as I am?

Then you might enjoy our deal of the day, an invitation to spread your imagination to the sunny, warm days of spring by planning your flower garden. The mere exercise of plotting your bed layouts can nurture hope that winter will end.

Many online flower plant vendors reward that early planning with deep price cuts. One such merchant, American Meadows, is currently offering 50% off of perennials to be delivered at the appropriate time. I have to be careful, or I could order up thousands of dollars worth of clematis, daylilies, hostas and coreopsis merely for the pleasure of imagining their vibrant colors in this time of dead white.