Dig Into Your Garden Information
If someone mentions the basic garden tools that every gardener should have, they tell you about hoes, trowels, shovels, and weeding tools, but how many list a garden journal? It is relegated to garden paraphernalia; peripherals for most gardeners, an after-thought jotted on forgotten notebooks.
That is how I thought of a garden journal for years.
That is, until my ironclad memory for trivia and detail began to fail me. Names of favorite bulbs I’d planted or even where I planted them, a particular cultivar of perennial that I was sure I would remember, all became harder to bring to the surface of consciousness.
Names of Plants, Locations
I’m sure those names and places where I had planted them were stuck in there somewhere, but it was an increasingly challenging to capture those faded names that just seemed on the tip of my tongue only yesterday. The reality was that no one can invariably recall every garden plant name and detail. Not without special supernatural gifts, anyway.
Then I came across the idea of creating a garden journal that records landscaping details that stays attached to the house and its present owner. Something tangible that can be passed on to the next owner should the house and garden get sold. That is a valuable resource to attach to a house… if not in money, in time and maintenance currency.
Since spring is the time to rev up the gardening engines (yes, my husband recently got the tiller and mowers in seasonal working order) I thought about this much ignored garden tool.
All My “Creating A Garden Journal” Pages
I have a number of resources posted that will make it easier to track your gardening info and create a hardcopy version of a garden journal. This is ideal for record keeping all the important stuff.
You think you will remember the names, purchases, planting places, etc. -but it is time to stop fooling yourself. We all have this common human foible, since few of us have photographic memories. Writing down the information in an organized way is the simplest solution. It becomes a valuable tool, one that you may find creates happy memories, as well.
“Ilona’s Garden Journal” Garden Notebook Posts
- How Homeowners Can Use a Garden Journal
- Easy Way To Journal The Garden
- Garden Journal Template
- Ideas For Journaling Your Garden
- Make A Garden Journal
- Print Your Own Journal Pages
- Making Your Garden Notebook
- Handmade Garden Journal: Scrapbooking Your Garden
- Free Garden Photos To Download
More Pages With Resource Materials
Those pages were all written by me, and I hope you find them helpful.
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