- 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.)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
- Finish development of the Garden Inventory page of my blog.
Is there a database administrator out there?
- Develop New Year's resolutions at New Year's Day, instead of a week later.
Still one day to go.