Welcome to my zone 9 garden. My roots are deeply planted in the sandy soil of sub-tropical central Florida, where the summers are long and hot, but the rest of the year is paradise!

Friday, January 01, 2010

A New Year...A New List!

A new year...a new list of garden projects! As I walked around my yard on the last day of 2009...camera in hand...to see what areas need sprucing up, I'm surprised to discover...more than I thought. You think you've got your bases covered and then when you stop...take a long look...you realize there's more you can do. But that's part of the fun of gardening.

There's always...fortunately...a new project just around the corner. So for 2010, I'll be focusing on giving my front yard some much needed "curb appeal".

The grass is in good shape and the green structure of plants is in place, but it looks a little dull. I've identified six areas...actually seven...that need a splash of color and a little pizzazz.

And, then there are some plants, like this wild and crazy African iris, that desperately needs to be divided.

Something tall and colorful to soften this hard corner is a must.

Ohhh, and what can you say about this dull area. YIKES!

And, the mailbox bed really has been neglected even though I look at it up close and personal everyday when I get the mail.

So, I'm delighted to see that I've got my work cut out for me in 2010. My mind is already playing around with ideas and plant combinations. Now, as soon as the weather warms up a bit I'll get started on my "curb appeal" project!

A Happy New Gardening Year to All!


Kimberly said...

Hi, Susan. I'm new to your blog and am looking forward to your progress!

Floridagirl said...

Happy New Year, Simply Susan! I've read your blog in the past, but now I'm an official follower! Loved reading about your plans. Isn't it great that a garden is never finished?!

Susan said...

Kimberly...Welcome! Always glad to hear from a fellow-Floridian. Hope you've got your garden bundled up this week.

Floridagirl...Thanks for returning. It is fun that gardening allows for new plans and changes all the time. It definitely does keep it interesting.

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