You Planted Me Too Early
I truly admire your gusto and the fact that you came out in the dead of winter in your furry boots and mittened hands with your trowel and spade, but you may have jumped the gun. Have you ever heard about the rule of last frost? Generally, it means you should wait to plant anything until you're absolutely sure that Mother Nature is done making winter. Every region has a different date, but you can be sure that if working in the garden requires a hooded parka, you're probably a tad early.