Happy New Year, everyone! Doesn’t it feel fresh and new, like we’ve just hit a reset button? I don’t know about you, but I’m vowing to do everything bigger and better this year. Today I’d like to open a forum on our New Year’s gardening resolutions. Comment with your resolutions below, and you could win a free one year subscription to FG to help you keep them (if you’re already a subscriber, we’ll extend your subscription by one year.) We’ll choose a winner randomly from all of the comments and announce the lucky gardener on Wednesday. Be bold and go big!!
This year, I vow to…embrace my shade. For years, I’ve been telling myself that my one perennial border is partial shade, and trying to grow things like ornamental grasses and garden phlox in it. They never flourish, and I tell myself that I’m not watering enough, or that I need to fertilize. That’s nonsense! I just need to face facts. That giant maple looming over the bed, even though it’s on the north side, says it all. It’s full shade, darnit! I just need to start buying more hostas, hellebores, and epimediums and get on with it already. Sigh. I’m gonna do it. I am. Oh, and I’m going to cut the amount of money I spend on container plants in half. Ha!! I don’t have much hope for that one…
The photo above goes with my resolution…But it’s not of my garden! I just want to make my FULL SHADE garden look even close to this.
OK, your turn!
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