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A New Year for an Inconstant Blogger

December 31, 2019

Cover 2020I don’t normally make New Year’s resolutions, but I do enjoy using the New Year as an opportunity to get organized and make a fresh start. One of the places I’d like to get a fresh start is with this blog, where I have been an inconstant blogger this past year. The problem has not been with finding things to write about, but with making the time to write. The new year would be a good time to refresh my blog theme with a more current image from my garden and to recommit myself to at least two (and preferably three) posts per month.

While I get myself organized for a new year of blogging, here are some images from the past year in my garden as assembled in this year’s Jean’s Garden gift calendar for family and friends. (Click on any image to enlarge.)

January 2020 February 2020



March 2020 April 2020



May 2020 June 2020



July 2020

August 2020



September 2020 October 2020



November 2020 December 2020



Copies of this calendar can be purchased from

Happy New Year!

9 Comments leave one →
  1. December 31, 2019 8:54 pm

    Beautiful images one and all, Jean! Did you actually have daylilies in bloom in February?

    Best wishes for a happy new year!

    • January 6, 2020 4:27 pm

      LOL, Kris, February is our snowiest month, when all is white in the garden. I always choose an image of what we can look forward to for February. I hope that you are enjoying the new year in your newly remodeled house.

  2. January 2, 2020 4:10 pm

    I would love to have Crocus and Allium. Happy New Year!

    • January 6, 2020 4:30 pm

      Diana, The crocuses are such a treat when they begin to poke their heads up through the melting snow and bloom, and Allium ‘Globemaster’ is a magnet for early-season butterflies.

  3. January 2, 2020 6:22 pm

    Lovely selection of images. What are those pink flowers in front of the peonies?

    • January 6, 2020 4:32 pm

      Hi Jason, If you mean the tall, spiky flowers, they are Heuchera x ‘Raspberry Regal’.

  4. January 12, 2020 11:54 pm

    Hi Jean, I love the selection of plants for your calander! Your garden has certainly matured over the years, and is beautiful throughout the year. Happy 2020 and keep on blogging!

  5. January 13, 2020 7:23 pm

    Autumn color is exquisite. I happen to like red maple because it is one of the few maples that does well in the Santa Clara Valley. However, it rarely colors well. There are only a vew viburnums here, and the only one that colors well is the snowball bush.

    • January 13, 2020 10:26 pm

      Tony, red maple (Acer rubrum) is the most common tree in Maine forests because it is a generalist that can grow in such a wide variety of conditions. And, of course, we have the right climate to show off its color in fall.

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