Friday, January 1, 2010

Gardening New Years Resolutions

It's that time of the year when everything is thinking of their New Year's resolutions. I admit, I am one of those people who makes a resolution and sticks with it for about 5 months, but gardening season doesn't even really begin until May here and is over with in Octoberish so I should be good.

I keep a database of all my hostas and lilies, that way I can look up my list on the computer and see what I already own and not buy doubles (unless I really, really, really ♥ them). I also carry a small printed version of the list with me in my purse during the summer. See, know you know for sure that I am a hosta geek (if you ever doubted it).

Anyway, this past summer I did a very poor job of updating my list with all my new purchases. So my resolution for this summer is to update my list and to keep it updated all summer long. Sounds easy enough, except I will have to go through all my gardens and figure out which ones were new last year and were not added. I have 5 months to psych myself up for this task, or will that be 5 months and then forgotten?

Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2010 is a happy, healthy, and a great growing season for all!


Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

I hear you. I used to be so good about writing down what I planted & where it came from all in one place. Then I got busy with the actual planting & just jotted down in the daily journal that info. Now I have to read through all the entries from last season to find the ones I missed. I like the idea of bringing along a list when shopping, but I'm not quite at that point yet of needing one.
Happy New Year!

Jeff Branch said...

I used to keep a Power Point presentation with photos of all my hostas. I fell way behind keeping it updated in 2009, so I understand the challenge you face. Happy New Year!

Hosta Nerd said...

Jeff my other resolution should be to finally change the header on my blog, LOL!