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New year is here01.01.2019
Welcome in 2019! Are you looking forward for everything it will bring? Or are you so great to realize that the best is happening right now? :-) The weather outside is still quite good so I split my time between siting at the computer introducing new plants on our website, and out in the garden doing some cleaning and finishing touches. What a rewarding job raking out all the old leaves from under the shrubs and perennials, leaving the bed clean, adding new bark mulch here and there, and cutting the odd branch. You, too, can shape and prune plants that require cutting in winter such as maples, ashes, apples and pears, grapewine, and our native plants like willows, hornbeams, beeches, birches, hardy conifers, and those which bleed sap if cut in early spring.

Just before the holidays I tuned to a regional radio, and was surprised by the high level of the conversation I heard. A professional in the field of holistic healing was trying to explain why people often give up their New Year's resolutions. It's because we are now, according to the rhythm of nature, in the calm and resting phase of life - the element of water. This period is great for planning, possibly looking back but I would not exaggerate that much, or simply thinking about what would make us happier when all wakes up again afetr winter. All at the stage of planning. So forget about buying expensive gym memberships until say mid February when the nature starts to yawn, waking up slowly as the element of water leaves, making room for wood, the element that brings activity. If your will to go weightlifting and running remains just go ahead and enjoy it because then your chances to stick with it are much higher!

I feel the same about gardening. Makes much more sense, doesn't it? If you like your garden the same way I do and cannot imagine being without it longer that a few days, go outside and clean the beds or prune something. But leave the major changes till later. Now just imagine them. And you will be surprised how much your plan will improve by the time you will actually make it happen in spring. Our e-shop with plants for 2019 is already open and we keep on adding new plants almost every day. You can make your orders now to make sure you will get the plants you are planning to grow, just don't ask us to send it yet unless you need it as a gift for someone. Wait until spring when your plans will meet the active phase and your garden will thank you for it. So enjoy and see you soon! :-)

NB: Dragonfly is the symbol of transformation. And as a play on words in Czech language its name means to consider things, to contemplate.

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