Posts tagged ‘New Year’

Checking in with other checklists

Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco

This time of year, it's easy to dream of a garden as beautiful as the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers. Photo Rachel Beck.

Apparently I’m not the only one making garden resolutions.

I stumbled upon this post on garden resolutions  from Mississippi State University. Granted, their growing season starts a little earlier than ours, but the ideas are still applicable.

I also discovered this terrific video from a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension employee. Sound familiar?

Penn State published a list of 12 garden tips for the new year (adopted from a University of Vermont professor who runs a wonderful gardening blog). a list of gardening resolutions Also at Penn State, a Master Gardener listed her resolutions, one of which is to simply enjoy the garden — a reminder we shouldn’t need, but sometimes do.

~Rachel

01/09/2012 at 9:55 am 1 comment

Checklist for home, garden and beyond in 2012


Winter sky

A western Oregon winter sky. Photos Rachel Beck.

Sometimes I think the new year comes at the wrong time. From kindergarten through college, fall was my time for a fresh start, with new teachers, classmates, clothes and books. In nature, spring is when things are born and emerge. But according to the calendar on my wall (even the Australian one, with its backwards seasons), the new year begins in a few days — January 1.

But what is there to do other than get a new calendar? I don’t have new subjects to study, nor is it the right time to plant a garden. Frankly, the chill and the short daylight hours don’t make me feel like starting new projects, unless they involve sleeping or eating more.

The next week, then, is the time to plan and dream. (more…)

12/27/2011 at 1:44 pm Leave a comment


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