Resolutions for Gardeners and Rescuers

A list of New Year resolutions gardeners and rescuers.

In the new year I vow to:
Nurture more. Feed the earth with organic nutrients; plant smaller to grow stronger; and mulch…mulch…mulch.


Protect more. Save precious resources with earth-friendly products, preventative pest measures, and judicious use of water – something that will be in short supply again this year.


Re-use more. One man’s garbage is gardener’s compost; cuttings and divides extend the garden and can be shared with others to create their own.


Welcome wildlife. The garden is for sharing with all.


Even those mischievous bunnies.


And appreciate the beauty of all seasons – including the dry, dead stalks of winter.


Resolution thoughts for my rescuer friends:
“Accept the pain, cherish the joys,


resolve the regrets; then can come the best of benedictions – ‘If I had my life to live over again, I’d do it all the same’” ~ Joan McIntosh






Welcome the New Year with joy.

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I am a nascent gardener, rescuer, and photographer, chronicling the journey of the dogs at Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary near Sacramento, CA - and the Memorial Garden we have devoted to them.

16 thoughts on “Resolutions for Gardeners and Rescuers”

  1. I wish you a wonderful New Year….
    for you show us what the true essence human kindness is…
    Take care…You Matter…

  2. All good resolutions. We wish everyone there a very joyous new year.

    (There are a lot of plants that deter bunnies – English Ivy, Ferns, etc. Maybe some of those would help?)

    Monty and Harlow

  3. Love your resolutions and photos. Well, except for one – the snake. Regardless of size, they scare me to death. May all your pups find forever homes in the new year, and a since thank you goes to all of your volunteers for all of their hard work.

  4. Happy New Year thank you photo s and inspiration in this last diffcult year when we lost our dear goldie ASHIE 19th january.
    we are welcoming a new GR puppy in two weeks xxxx

      1. Thank you and all the best for 2014 to you and all the wonderful work you do. Saw all 9 puppies again today and took my camera!! Such a delight our little one is quiet but she gave me a loving lick i am sure dear ashie will be looking over from rainbow bridge we lost her on the 19th jan just 3 weeks after diagnosed with leukemia we pick the puppy up on sunday the 12th. Good luck in all you do in your garden i will be dropping in to see your pics and post xxxx

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