As 2012 nears its end I considered looking back at the year in the garden. I imagine that if I were to run through my Google reader I would find many similar posts today. So instead I am going to give you a preview of what happened in the 2013 garden. Here goes.
January 2013 saw the last of the day lilies and hollyhocks bloom as well as the first of the narcissus. Strange but true! Unless the dip below freezing predicted for the night of January 1st zaps it there will be a day lily bloom to welcome the new year.
Spring of 2013 saw many projects completed. The Secret Garden bench was finally painted in its new purple and green palette. The fairy house also in the Secret Garden was constructed. The vegetable garden was planted on time and a reasonable harvest was produced.
The wisteria bloomed and scented the air.
As summer heated up planting was halted and other projects were begun. The front path was redone to include crushed rock around the stepping stones, finally eliminating the need to step gingerly along that path each winter to avoid the surrounding mud.
Bermuda was pulled and then pulled again (this part is easy to predict!).
Time was spent sitting and enjoying the garden as well. The gardener didn't even stress (much) about the garden and its lack of perfection when long distance friends came to visit and see the real life garden growing in Davis. The joy of being able to share with other gardeners was worth it all.
The garden evolved as it had for the previous 33 years and the gardener reaped the benefits in health, peace, friendship, and beauty. These are the gifts I wish for you in the coming year, and all the years to come. Happy New Year!