After doing some inspired thinking on why resolutions fail, I gathered the family members together for a beginning of 2012 planning session. Just a brainstorm and planning session which situated the family vacation times well out of the early garden season. I am so glad.
This year I believe I will succeed in the garden in a way that has eluded me for the past several years.
It is not that I haven’t gardened, or even that it wasn’t high on the priority list, because not only do I continue to love the garden, it truly is one of my most satisfying and overall beneficial activities. But when many family members moved many states away, it required that I contribute far more time traveling. This year, more of those plans are in months where absence from the garden won’t be as critical.
One thing about gardening, as with raising children, is that you have to physically be there.
I plan to be here for the important early season this year…. now, just to get those all important plans going.
I will try to be successful with the food garden. Tomatoes, peppers, strawberries, sunflowers (for the birds), swiss chard, parsley, are all on the agenda.
And in the flower garden I am plotting to again make room for more annuals, while transplanting more things into the “prairie section’ and the ‘look-into garden’.
Those to start with, and I don’t want to get too ambitious this year. My age has been telling on me and the lesson learned is to keep a check on grandiose plans. Good luck with that!
So there is the loose plot of the garden plan for this year.
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© 2011 written for Ilona’s Garden Journal. An excellent blog.