I don't do many projects in January, but the Capricorn in me makes me organize and plan my entire upcoming year. I draft a working calendar of dinner parties, wine tastings, teas, cocktail parties and barbecues. I plan the themes and menus and sometimes even spend time with my fabulous Cricut machine experienting with invitations, place cards and menu cards. Yes, I'm that organized.
After I know what kind of events I want to have on the front porch or on the back deck, I begin to think about the kinds of plants I might want. I don't have much of a green thumb, so "easy and cannot kill it" come into play!
I look at some of the things I've done in the past as I plan the upcoming year. What worked? What did our friends and family like the most?
I also look at past plantings to see what grew best! After we lost some of our mature trees in the 2009 inland hurricane, mh plantings have become almost experiamental. Things that used to love shade, cannot find the shade anymore. I've transplanted, planted new ... and just given up on some things.
I'm linking to Masterpiece Monday in hopes of seeing some neat projects I can copy! Make sure you click through the favicon to visit the party ... and special thanks to our hostess.