My favorite New Year’s toast is: ‘May all your worries this year last as long as your New Year’s resolutions’, but this year I’m hoping to make some garden resolutions to have a lasting effect throughout the year. So here are my resolutions:
· Learn – I have learned that I can still learn. Winter is a great time to curl up with several good gardening magazines, or take a course through your local agricultural extension.
· Right plant, right place – I promise to try hard to bypass that amazing shade plant and not try to convince myself that a couple hours of morning shade equals deep shade.
· Prune and pinch with a vengeance – Remember that overgrown plant that was a mess this summer? Come winter and the loss of foliage, it doesn’t look so bad now, but next summer you’ll regret it, so PRUNE.
· Stop and smell the roses – We are all so busy with work, kids and activities that we forget to stop and appreciate what is around us. Even with gardening, I so often focus on a plant or have my head down pulling weeds or digging that I forget to stop, look and enjoy.
So with this New Year, I hope your worries are few and your garden glorious.