As we turn the page to a new year, here are a few lessons learned in the garden in 2013:
* Weeds will win, if you let them. We spent way more time weeding than either of us cared to last summer. Here’s hoping that previously planted perennials will spread enough to out-compete weeds, and the mulch will smother the rest. In 2014, I resolve: To apply leaf mulch swiftly and heavily.