New Year's Resolution for Gardeners


Happy New Year! January is the month to start thinking about your gardening goals for 2019. Do you want to learn more about gardening? Enhance your existing garden? Begin planning a new garden?

There’s a lot to consider. To not feel overwhelmed, why not pick a few resolutions for 2019 and plan accordingly. Then keep adding to those resolutions year by year until you achieve the garden or yard of your dreams!

Here’s a few to pick and choose from:

  • Hang a bird feeder.

  • Build a compost bin.

  • Start seeds to grow your own vegetables and herbs.

  • Build a raised bed.

  • Plant a fruit tree…or two.

  • Attend our Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens Backyard Gardening Series

  • Add window boxes to your home, fence, or balcony.

  • Plant lots of colorful flowers for bees and pollinators.

  • Save seeds from flowers and vegetables to plant next year.

  • Buy new gardening tools.

  • Give plants as gifts all year long: Join the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens at our plant sale Mother’s Day weekend on May 11.

  • Tour gardens to be inspired! Buy or renew your membership to the Bartlett and use your card at more than 300 reciprocal free admission gardens.

  • Invite friends into the garden to share your passion!

  • Sit back, relax, and enjoy your garden unplugged!

Did we miss any New Year's resolutions? Please share and let us know. 

Happy New Year - Cheers to gardening!