Tillandsias, Mesembs, orchids, herbalism, art, pensive musings, and gardening on sand dunes.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
New Year's Resolution Fulfilled
I do try to keep my New Year's resolutions, particularly if they involve plants. Last year, I made a resolution to learn more about botany and gardening in an official, preferably university-led, manner. I'm glad to say I'm in my state's Master Gardener training course this spring, so I really have to get all those Latin names and different sorts of leaves learnt properly, because there are tests involved!
The goal of the course is to go out into the community and help people with sustainable, preferably native, or native-friendly, gardens and landscaping. The long-term goals are to help our native species prosper and people to use less energy, water, and fewer chemicals in keeping their gardens lovely and healthy. There's a lot to learn, but it's very exciting.