Every year I get a basket of evergreens for my landing outside my door. Most years I purchase a commercial basket. Occasionally I try to get creative and make my own. I am usually not satisfied with the result and the following year I go back to the purchased basket.
Here, for example, is my “home made” basket” from 2012. As I look back on it now, it’s perfectly respectable. But at the time I was very unhappy with it. And the winter of 2012-2013 was a particularly snowless one. We only had one big snow (although it was a whopper! We got all our snow in one big storm that year–over 3 feet fell in one storm in February!)
I wonder if this is a “the garden is always greener somewhere else” thing? Are we really never happy with our own gardens? Should we be? Maybe that should be my New Year’s gardening resolution!