Every time I check my zone, I get a different answer.
First, I thought I was in Zone 5.
Then, I was sure I was in Zone 7B.
Now, I'm under the impression I'm in Zone 8A.
That is all.
Here I am, ringing in the new year, basking in the knowledge that I've only read through 1/3 of my 2013 Territorial Seed Catalog. There's so much to look forward to!
The Christmas tree is in the compost pile, I measured off my future raised-garden bed (with fountain!) project and I'm counting the days until spring... 77 if you're keeping track.
With fireworks crashing in the distance I'm reflecting a little on the year in which I constructed a chicken coop, accidentally grew potatoes, rocked my pumpkin garden, suffered the loss of all (four) of my tomato plants, and created an herb garden out of salvaged brick.
In 2013, I want to learn about growing vegetables, plant some flowers and refine a few of my existing spaces with boxwoods and ground-cover. I'd also like to get a few more chickens, make my own pickles and landscape the kids' playhouse. That, of course, is the tip of the iceberg. I could go on and on.
Hopefully, my experiences will inspire someone or at least let you know what not to do if you're attempting a similar project.
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