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"Possibility and promise greet me each day as I walk out into my garden. My vigor is renewed when I breathe in the earthiness and feel the dirt between my fingers. My garden is a peaceful spot to refresh my soul." Meems

Welcome to my Central Florida Garden Blog where we garden combining Florida natives, Florida-Friendly plants, and tropicals.

Friday, January 1, 2010

2009 Garden Calendar: A Look Back

How hard can it be to have a look back through the garden photos and choose one or two or three from each month as a reminder of how the gardening year has gone? Not as easy as it sounds.

Do we choose them from the veggie garden or the back gardens or the front or the side gardens?

Or do the remarkable macro shots of individual flowers and butterflies and bees give us the best images in review of the passing year?

As 2009 is fastly giving way to 2010 the photo archives of the passing year was a fun way to remember the trials and successes we've had in the garden in 2009.

I hope you have looked back at your gardening year with joy and inspiration for a new and exciting 2010 ... so many possiblities in the garden.

Spring will be upon us soon and with it comes all the new hopes and dreams for good things to come.

I hope you enjoy taking a trip down memory lane at Hoe and Shovel.

Part two covering July through December up next.
A Happy and Safe New Year to all!


  1. Love your Garden Calendar, Meems. PERFECT!!!!!!

    Happy New Year to you and your family.

  2. What gorgeous photos Meems. I love seeing your veggies. Seeing the bee and butterfly really makes me long for more blooms in the garden. Aaahhhh your never ending summer there has quite the appeal right now.

  3. Wow! What a beautiful blog! Thanks for taking so much time to show us your beautiful gardens.

  4. Happy new year, Meems. You had an extremely bountiful garden in 2009!

  5. You had a successful year in your garden, beautiful pictures as always. Happy New Year

  6. It was a colorful and beautiful year Meems. Looking forward to even more this year.

  7. Lovely calendar! I look forward to part deux.


    PS Doesn't 2010 sound like science fiction? It's weird!

  8. Very nice! I am looking forward to seeing how your garden is this year. Of course, we won't have to wait long since you are already able to garden down there this time of year. Have a Happy New year!


  9. Super way to celebrate the coming year on your blog. Beautiful shots. May the new year bring you many more opportunities to share your garden and photography!

  10. yes you do have the most gorgeous garden year~round. i have voted and it is so.
    no wonder you can't stay indoors...nature's painting in your gardens is prettier than anything man could make for the inside.
    just keep doing what you are doing and here is to more time in the new year to do it.
    happy january sis.

  11. Your garden inspires me.



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