As 2019 rings in, I am filled with such gratitude for each and every one of you. Truly, writing this little blog is a blessing to my soul. I’m grateful for my gardens and the joy that flowers give. I am grateful for the peaceful moments spent in the garden. Most of all, I am grateful to just be.
The upcoming year is going to bring a lot of new gardening adventures…some are fun, and some are not. First, i plan on repainting the studio and chicken coop yellow. I can’t help it…. after 8 shades of yuk, I’m going to just throw caution to the wind and start completely over. Second, the ugly, leaning, roof-falling-off old potting shed should actually be completed with the old, hip barn wood. That’s a miracle in itself. Third, I will put the cut flower garden in ront of the potting shed come late Spring/early Summer.
In spite of these fun New Year’s garden projects, I am in an unfortunate ‘race against time’ with the “flooded house” gardens. The house will be moved or demolished in the next few months (yet to be determined). I have thousands of bulbs to get out before the bulldozers come through.
So mark your calenders……I am opening the gardens to you, my garden friends, in March (or sooner). Everyone will receive a large paper bag to fill up with bulbs for FREE. Literally…..the best brown bag special you will ever find! I’ve also spoken with THE bulb hunter, Chris Weisinger of the Southern Bulb Company, and he is hoping to also come and dig. No bulb shall be left behind!!!
With my garden goals in mind, I have a few New Year’s Resolutions too. (I think of a goal is slightly enjoyable, and a resolution is a kick in the a#@.) I need to get more savy with this little website. I hope to add the rest of the bulb pics i have for sale (by donation) and learn how to upload photos to this blog. Technology and I fight daily, so this resolution I will be dragging my feet the whole way. I also resolve to blog again for Heirloom Gardener Magazine. The flood put out that fire within me. I’m praying I can get it re-lit, and resume writing.
What are your garden goals? Resolutions? New Year ambitions?
I pray that each of you have a ‘blessed’ New Year. I am not speaking of material blessing. After losing everything, but feeling completely blessed, I can truly say that a blessing is more than the temporary,, tangible thing measured by some mysterious amount of money in a bank account. Blessing is eternal……..
May your hearts be full.
May your gardens be peace-filled.
May your joy come from knowing you are loved. If you feel you are alone, know that the One Who created you loves you more than words can ever explain.
May your home be filled with candlelight, delicious meals and warm thoughts of tomorrow.
May you lay your head down at night and rest easy.
“May goodness and mercy follow you all the days of your life, and may you dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
Happy Gardening, my friends.