Happy New Year, Ohio Valley!
I hope we all have a blessed, bounteous year, with no blackspot or bacterium wilt!
Do you have any resolutions/big plans for your garden this year?
I have resolved to be better about pruning, weeding and deadheading -- three of my least favorite garden activites. (I got into this game to grow things!)
I have resolved to do more with compost. Make more, use more -- capture that garden gold for my plants.
I have resolved to have (more of) a plan for my garden, so it looks more like a serene coordinated space -- not the result of an end-of-season sale at Lowes!
I have resolved to stay on top of spraying the roses for blackspot this season. No more gorgeous Othello blooms on six feet of naked cane!
I have resolved to finally make a really nice breakfast-and-newspaper spot in my open, exposed urban backyard. I have a rescued chair, an expensive table, and the makings of a water feature. I will get them all installed in such a way that they will create a harmonious whole -- and not get stolen two days later!
I have resolved to do more with the public space at my disposal.
And I have plans to sneak out and take a whole lot of dormant rose cuttings -- as soon as we get cold enough for them to be dormant!
What are you planning for your gardening life this year?