I don't post it to be cruel, and make anyone feel like a slacker gardener.
I do it because it's beautiful and inspiring, especially at the time of year when I look out of the window, and everything's dead or dormant. And, cheerful view wise, the difference doesn't matter; dormant can look pretty dead. Although, if I had a choice, I might personally prefer to go dormant.
JK uses a lot of good ideas that could be used as they are, or adapted.
There's probably a link in that to the earlier article, on beginning the garden, in 2012. I found that quite interesting, too.