For me of all the winter holidays, the Winter solstice is the most important. It’s true that now my thoughts already turning to gardening on the balcony. So far this winter the temperatures whilst cold enough are still warmer for December. Certainly January will come and bombard us with freezing temps. Will my hydrangea survive the radical changes? What seedlings will take? I plan on reconfiguring the raised beds and wonder will I have lost something unaware in the transition? A renovation and reworking is necessary since the heat in the summer of 2015 and the newer buildings that come up around me have also increased the radiant heat having destroyed so many plants. What will you do in the new year? Are you dreaming of new life in spring? regeneration? I remain forever faithful that this year I’ll configure the balcony to it’s potential. Would love to hear about your plans for your #balcony garden and encourage any questions or conversation. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Winter Solstice and Happy _______________ fill in the blank – whatever holiday you might celebrate this year.