We started 2010 with quite a cold snap, which extended all the way to Florida. Now we are at last having a few days above freezing, and Florida has returned to a lovely 70˚, so all is well... at least for the present. I had a chance to look at some garden articles at Barnes & Noble yesterday, and put another good idea into my book of "things to do". It suggested lining a basket with pine spills when you add plants to keep the dirt from leaking out. I will try this in the spring and see if it works as well as I think it will. I usually put baskets of pansies out in April, as they are hardy and can take the cold temperatures.
I hope that 2010 will be a good year for one and all. Let the gardening begin!