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SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

December 31, 2009
6:10 PM

Post #7413544

I resolve to:
**Install the automatic sprinkler system that's been sitting in the box since last June...
**Construct the wood tomato cage that's been cut out since last July...
**Sit back and enjoy more when I'm out, rather than constantly "doing" something when I'm out...
Valparaiso, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 4, 2010
1:59 AM

Post #7424960

Good resolutions! I especially like your last one.
Happy New Year.
Daphne, AL
(Zone 8b)

January 4, 2010
4:51 PM

Post #7426803

I like your new year's resolutions...but I would add my own personal, "I resolve to keep my garden gloves ON while gardening." Makes them easier to find!


SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

January 4, 2010
6:39 PM

Post #7427183

I just bought 2 boxes of rubber gloves from Sally's Beauty supply. I HATE wearing gardening gloves, 'cause I like interacting with the soil. But, I also hate the fingernail thing. So, the rubber gloves fit really close and allow me to experience the best of both worlds -- the semi-feel of the earth, and clean fingernails!

I wear the gardening gloves over the rubber gloves, till I'm ready for some real "hands on" work!
Northfield, OH

January 5, 2010
1:58 AM

Post #7428857

Like all your resolutions - It seems I have so much to do especially when you work full time and do everything yourself (hubby not real interested in garden creating) that you don't get to enjoy what you do have. Every summer you work up something - so anxious to make some positive plans for this year.

Need to use the garden gloves MORE - fingernails get to be a real mess
Cedarhome, WA
(Zone 8b)

December 31, 2012
8:18 AM

Post #9371267

I resolve to carve out and prioritize one hour of garden time daily - which will require rain gear for me. Just do it.

I resolve not to stress about weeds, even the ever-present buttercup offers up pretty little flowers.

I resolve to edge all my beds early on, that clean edge makes all the difference and it usually holds for most of the season.

I resolve to set up more sitting areas, particularly in my wild areas, to just listen to the birds. Well, maybe pull a weed or two...


Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 31, 2012
9:32 AM

Post #9371321

So...benches in the weediest areas? ^_^
Cedarhome, WA
(Zone 8b)

December 31, 2012
12:40 PM

Post #9371486

Yeah, pretty much! We have open fields and various woodlots. I am slowly trying to tame down some of that wildness and a bench here or there would likely get me to focus a bit better. Or just enjoy the native flora.

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