Next year will be different.
Next year, we'll get all the rain we need.
Next year, I'll have fresh mulch in all my beds.
Next year, when I plant shrubs, I'll take into account how big they'll get and not end up with crowded beds.
Next year, I'll remember to prune and fertilize at the proper times for each plant.
Next year I'll go to the nursery with a list of what I need, and only buy what's on the list. I'll have a place for each plant before it even gets to the cash register.
Next year I'll resist the temptation to dig anywhere around the underground phone line.
Next year, I'll keep really good notes on when everything sprouts, puts out leaves, and blooms.
Next year I'll learn how to hybridize daylilies. (The year after that, I'll make little tags and keep records of what's what so I'll know what combined to make a particular plant!)
Next year, I'll learn how to pronounce leucothoe.
Next year, I won't have to make a list like this.