New Year on a New Moon!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014
New Moon in Capricorn
Celtic Tree Month of Birch

Isn’t it cool that the new moon is on the first day of the year? Great time to recommit and start new projects, including the commitment to this blog.

Winter is a great time to dream of the next garden and plan it. The seed catalogs arrive every day. My fantasies will be limited by my budget, I’m afraid.

I also want to be somewhat practical — the plants I like and use the most should be the ones I focus on, and if there’s room and money for others, than I can expand.

My urn broke, out front — I’ll have to replace that, unfortunately. But, that’s the way it goes sometimes.

In the meantime,during dark and dreary days, I try let myself dream and design my fantasy gardens!

How do you plan your next garden?

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: Jan. 1, 2014: New Year, New Moon, New Beginnings! | Ink In My Coffee
  2. Pat Marinelli
    Jan 01, 2014 @ 20:32:06

    I’m planning my herb garden. I use large pots and set then outside my backdoor as I have limited mobility. I usually grow basil, parsley, tarragon, onion and garlic chives, sage, mint, and thyme. The rosemary grows on the side of the house which I hate. Have to have Hubby get it for me. The plant is five or six years old and huge. Last year the parsley grew great but the tarragon didn’t. I have to decide on whether I want more than one plant of each.

    Hubby will grow tomatoes and whatever else we decide on in the yard.


    • devonellington
      Jan 02, 2014 @ 16:24:29

      I LOVE rosemary — it’s my favorite. Yeah, last year was lousy for tarragon, and I tried six kinds of basil and NONE of it came up. I think I might start some from seed earlier.


  3. Damariasenne (@Damariasenne)
    Jan 02, 2014 @ 07:42:24

    I’m fortunate that I live in a warm weather region, so I can garden all year. I grow many of the vegetables that my family eats, so I plant based on what foods can grow at that time and what we can eat. To make sure I always have food growing and that it doesn’t all ripen at the same time, I have a monthly planting plan instead of an annual/seasonal one.


    • devonellington
      Jan 02, 2014 @ 16:23:36

      How lucky! The monthly plan sounds good. I’m still learning the rhythms of the region, which don’t always align with the so-called Planting Schedule people talk about, so it’s still a bit hit and miss for me.


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