The bluebirds and robin red breasts are back and my buddy the chipmunk came to visit, too.
Although many people make New Years resolutions, I prefer to make Garden Resolutions. My resolutions are part “To Do” list, part wish list and part cast-iron five-year plan.
In 2006, I began gardening with the goal of making the flowerbeds look great in mid April. I wanted to make a garden party for my mother’s 90th birthday in April 2008.
For two years, I planned, planted and pruned diligently with mid-April in mind. You can check out last April’s blog posts to see how my handiwork turned out.
This winter, I started thinking about what’s next...
Better paths and late season bloom topped my list but gardening on the cheap also ranked high.
I also plan to grow more veggies and be more diligent fighting the crows for my fair share of the produce.
So far, all that I’ve done is a bit of garden clean up and mulching. (Disclaimer: in order to spend more time on clean up and less on photographing the garden, the photos above are from past years in March, sorry folks.)
Other garden tasks will have to wait until next weekend. I’m off to NYC in the morning. While I’m away, please visit today’s blog du jour.
*** BLOG DU JOUR ***
Photo by Susan DonleyRose gardener extraordinaire, Carolyn Parker always features really useful info and gorgeous photos on her website, Roses From A to Z. Now she has a blog called Rose Notes.
One of her first posts is titled RECYCLED ROSES and features gorgeous paper roses fashioned from interior design and gardening magazines.
It’s a must read!