Following is example of a cut and paste garden of drifts of flowers. You can really visualize the colors.
This works great anytime, but especially in the middle of winter when it's pretty difficult to visualize anything but a warm beach. It's an easy and inexpensive way to experiment with plants. You can even add notes. So, go ahead and dream up that new garden bed or revamp an old one - you can always "paste in" the existing garden features you like, or "rip up" the ones you don't!