A New Gardening Year


Let us walk softly, friend,

For strange paths lie before us all untrod.

The new year, spotless from the hand of God,

Is mine and thine, O friend.


Let us walk straightly, friend,

Forget the crooked paths behind us now,

Press on with steadier purpose on our brow

To better deeds, O friend.


Let us walk gladly, friend.

Perchance some greater good than we have known

Is waiting for us, or some fair hope flown

Shall yet return, O friend.


Let us walk kindly, friend,

We cannot tell how long this life shall last,

How soon these precious years shall all be past.

Let love walk with us, O friend.


Let us walk quickly, friend,

Work with our might while lasts our little stay

And help some halting comrade on the way.

And may God guide us, O friend!

Lilian Gray, author

The old year has passed and a new year lies before us.  

It may seem like this new years garden is still a long way off, but it will arrive before you know it! We will soon be saying that there is so much to do with spring coming, how will it all get done?

Now, while days are cold, and snow and ice cover the ground, and you are sitting by the fire staying all cozy and warm, it is time to begin thinking and planning this year’s garden.


Anyone who thinks that gardening begins in the Spring,

and ends in the fall is missing the best part of the whole year;

for gardening begins in January with the dream.

Josephine Neuse

Here are some ideas to use in dreaming and planning this years garden-

1. Garden Books-(Do you have a bookcase full of garden books on all subjects, like I do?)

2. Gardening Magazines-(You’ve saved lots of those haven’t you?)

(Visit the library if you do not have any of these two)

3. Pinterest-(Ahh…the ultimate time consumer, but such wonderful ideas!)

4. Look through those seed catalogs.  They should be arriving in the mail about now!

Make note of those things that interest you. 

Make plans to try something new this year!

Here’s to a delightful, fruitful garden year to you!


Believe in possibilities

For with God all things

are possible.







2 thoughts on “A New Gardening Year

    1. Thank you for reading and for your comment Jacob! My favorite source of seeds is Pinetree Seeds. But I also buy many from the store-they carry many of the main line seed companies such as Burpee.


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