30 December 2014

Last Year's Resolutions Scorecard

This year 2014 saw the least number of posts to this blog because there were fewer new additions to the garden. How did last year's resolutions go? Let's see how your resolutions ended up, too.
  1. Post thoughts and gardening results on the blog more than once a month, even if no one reads them.
    Do the math: 24 posts = at least two per month. (But only one post in November, and one in December.)

  2. Start working on getting the poinsettia to bloom earlier in the fall, to be sure it blooms in time for Christmas, instead of later at New Year's.
    Cross this one off. The poinsettia up and died on me this summer -- some kind of bugs or whiteflies.

  3. Same goes for the amaryllis.
    The amaryllis was a late bloomer this summer. It needed its beauty rest before another bloom, so I did not have the heart to awaken it so soon after going to bed.

  4. Keep working in the garden into August, instead of losing ambition, telling myself I need to sit back and enjoy it, while slowly watching it wane.
    Worked well into the fall this year. I am proud of myself.

  5. Create a map of where things are planted instead of planting items on top of others that have not come up yet, or slicing into dormant bulbs with planting trowels when planting annuals.
    Christopher Columbus made maps. I took digital photos. Only my own garden GPS will solve this problem.

  6. Clean my garden tools after using them instead of thinking they will be used again soon, or thinking cleanliness doesn't matter, or thinking they will clean themselves.
    I did a better job of this past year, but still have room for improvement.

  7. Keep trying to grow those uncooperative and challenging flora that have never succeeded in my garden but do in others, instead of giving up and moving on to something new.
    Carrots. Radishes. Need I say more?

  8. Finish development of the Garden Inventory page of my blog.
    Is there a database administrator out there?

  9. Develop New Year's resolutions at New Year's Day, instead of a week later.
    Still one day to go.

5 comments:

Les said...
I'll give you points just for making one resolution, let alone nine. Happy new year to you!
Swimray said...
Les,
For 2015, i'll cut and paste last year's.
Ray
Sam said...
Never thought about doing a resolutions specifically towards gardening but it's such a great idea! Just started creating my garden so I look forward to achieving some good goals by end of next year :)
Swimray said...
Sam,
Good luck. I look forward to reading about your gardening and resolutions.
Ray
Sue Garrett said...
Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. To make so many resolutions is brave - we make the grand total of 0 but do have aims of things that we want to do better I only ever tried getting a poinsettia to flower again once, It was such a chore involving a black bin liner, a large box and a stop watch (well OK maybe the stop watch is an exaggeration).