“Year’s End”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
Only two more days until 2009 is just a memory. No matter how great a year may have been, come the end of December, we all seem to look forward to a new year and the promises it brings. For me, a new year brings thoughts of a new gardening year, which I can’t wait to get started.
I haven’t been able to get out in the garden even though I have been off work for a week. It has been too wet and cold, though nothing like more northern gardeners are going through. Rain is predicted for tomorrow, so I am hoping to get out early and do a little fertilizing of the winter annuals and Louisiana irises which are growing now.
While, out in the garden a few days ago, I noticed a pink hydrangea still had a bloom though it is looking old just like 2009. We have had a few light freezes, but most of the tender garden plants are still hanging on.
Even in its decline, this flower still has appeal. I guess the same could be said for 2009; it had its great moments, and I hope 2010 has the same.