Re-reading this post from last winter of my gardening goals for the year 2018 got me to thinking. To tell you the truth I’d forgotten that I had made this list of goals! So I was anxious to find out how I did on completing a list that I’d forgotten I’d made. And then, I was so
impressed with myself inspired, I decided this is something that I want to continue to do from year to year. Often I look outside and compare what I see, to the visions in my head and am disappointed. Sometimes, we just don’t give ourselves enough credit!
You should list everything you think you’d like to do, even if it’s rather unreasonable. Running out of ideas to work on or choices of things to work on is not a good idea and I like to pick and choose which thing I feel like working on. Of course, I didn’t get every single thing on my list done. I never do. So now, I am deciding which things I am still interested in, and which ones I am over. Those that make the cut, get re-listed on this years list.
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Goals transferring from 2018 to 2019:
- Design and install the fire pit/patio area
- add more evergreens
- plant more camellias
A patio project was at the top of my list this past winter, but my main holdup is the fact that I am not completely happy with the plan. So I will begin again thinking about the plan itself and when I am satisfied, I will be able to jump right into that project.
When we purchased our house it was totally open on all four sides to the neighbors. Yep. This very private girl was wide open to the public. While I was excited to begin with a blank slate, that means there was a LOT of planting to be done. My first plantings were mostly around the perimeter of our yard and they are now getting big enough to start
hiding what I’m doing distinguishing our property from the others.
I love the fact that camellias bloom in the winter and although they look an awful lot like roses, they are not finicky and take virtually no care. There WILL be more camellias in my garden. #morecamellias
Rather than having to look up this list online whenever I’m wondering what to work on next, I’d like to have a printed out list. One that I can hang up and refer to often. So I’m using THE LIST MAKER Garden Goals Edition. I used THE LIST MAKER Monthly Edition when planning our Family Christmas Party. And I use THE LIST MAKER Weekend Edition most every weekend to plan what I hope to get accomplished on my days off. You can get any of these LIST MAKERS (or ALL of them!) by subscribing to my email list. Use this handy form:
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New Goals for 2019:
- Create strawberry bed
- Add white plants to the hidden garden
- Add plants to the Apiary make it look full
- Add more purple plants to the Ginger Rock Garden
Do you ever put things on your list that you’ve already done? Of course you do! Because the best part of a list is marking stuff off!
My strawberry bed project was not complete when I made my list, but I had started it and even finished it before I got this post written and published. I wanted to have a cute bed for my strawberries since they can live many years and I decided that I wanted three smaller hexagon shaped beds that would resemble honeycomb, reminiscent of our Apiary.
I found these online:
They were exactly what I wanted! But I wanted three… that’s $375. Not in my budget. So I asked Mr. Menace if he wanted to make them for me. We spent $37 on landscape timbers and he spent about 3 hours cutting and putting them together for me.
I can’t wait to get some strawberries! Do you think birds will get more of the fruit than I will? I’m willing to share, but I might better buy some bird nets…
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