Here is the only "new" bloom for January 2010... a delicate, beautiful, passalong abutilon from Kylee at Our Little Acre, which she graciously shared with me when I was lucky enough to visit her this summer:
There are a few other blooms gracing my house right now, including a dragon wing begonia and abutilon megapotanicum that are supposed to be dormant in the attic, and the zygopetalum that I showed off last month. But outside, this is as close to a "flowering plant" as I can get:
Yeah, blogging wasn't the only thing that I allowed to fall by the wayside this year. I didn't get nearly as many fruits and vegetables planted this year--and some of what did get planted, I failed to harvest.
My Gardening Resolution for 2010 is twofold:
To be a better "urban farmer," and to be a better garden blogger.
The former will simply require a dedication of time to planning and planting, and I can definitely handle that. The latter will be more difficult, as I sometimes feel like I have said everything already and simply don't have any new and fresh ideas for posts.
If you have any ideas or words of encouragement for me in my resolution, feel free to leave them below. And make sure to check out May Dreams Gardens and Carol's January 2010 Garden Bloggers Bloom Day post for links to what's blooming all around the world today!