Sunday, January 8, 2012

Coming Soon--Best and Worst of the Garden

I guess 2012 is the year of new beginnings! Along with Barbie and Christine at Two Gardens and HolleyGarden at Roses and Other Gardening Joys, I've decided to start a monthly meme as well.

I plan to recap the "best of" and "worst of" my garden each month, similar to what I do at the end of the year. (My "Best and Worst" year-end recaps, if you'd like to see: 2010 and 2011).
In the year-end posts, I just recapped the few events that stood out from the previous year, so I'll do the same  for each month.

The idea for the "worst of" is not to focus on the negative but to record what goes wrong and learn lessons for next time--and hopefully, get help, advice, and sympathy from gardening friends online. And I always try to finish the post with a "best of" because it's better to end on a positive note, isn't it?

My inner geek just needs some kind of monthly summary to stay organized. I plan to do these posts at the end of each month, beginning January 31. Please join in if you'd like!


  1. I'm in! (I'll have to keep a diary now to remember all these memes I plan to take part in :)

  2. I know -- me too! It'll be nice to have themes to write about sometimes.

  3. Learning from our garden mistakes is much wiser than beating ourselves up emotionally. Gardening isn't for wimps! I bought Sunday Gloves at Merrifields. There's one in Fairfax not too far from the Fair Oaks Mall that's really nice.

    My frog pond is teeny but I love it. :o) Here's a link to my post about it:

  4. I love your idea for a meme. It will be a good way for me to keep track of the lesson learned throughout the year and what worked and what didn't!

  5. Isn't it great that we all cheer each other on, and give each other courage? Congrats on starting a meme! I will of course join in, although I usually just try to ignore the worst! haha ;O But, getting sympathy from others sounds consoling!

  6. Sounds interesting. Look forward to it.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  7. Can't promise I will be consistent but once the garden is in swing, I think I can get it together to participate

  8. I love this idea! There's nothing quite as comforting as the commiseration of fellow gardeners over mistakes and lessons learned :-)


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