Five years ago today my initial pbmGarden entry, Garden Regeneration, began with these words.
The garden has been neglected the last few years. Too many frustrations: deer, noisy surroundings, drought, and life’s distractions. Time again to focus on what is important and to create a peaceful setting.
I began a garden blog on January 7, 2011, as a way to document some planned renovations, while also establishing some post-retirement discipline for myself. I never imagined at the time how much enjoyment it would bring.
Because of writing pbmGarden I have watched more closely the cycle of seasons, listened more keenly to bird song and call, and felt sincerely the friendships of readers from many parts of the world. I am glad you are part of my life and I thank you.
The perfect garden has proven to be elusive, but it is easy to spend a good day in the garden and to know a peaceful moment.
Fooled by temperate weather in December and despite below freezing temperatures this week, hyacinths are bursting forth with color. The weekend is expected to be very warm again and wet.
In January I usually write a review of the previous gardening year. I am starting with images of my Monday vases from 2015.