Many gardeners keep a journal to record seasonal garden information, but have you thought of combining an art journal with the customary jottings about seeds and harvest? Make memories out of yours. Create a Fun and Artistic Garden Scrapbook Journal Creating a scrapbook journal would be a super easy way to keep a record of the garden: what you planted, when, how much … [Read more...] about Scrapbooking Garden Journal
Helps For Garden Journals
How to keep a journal, types, and resources for DIY garden journals. Many of those resources are free.
It is time to create a journal for your garden if you don't have one already. I came across some sources for you, in case you haven't found them yet: printable from your own computer. Underwood Gardens PDF Gives combo of information and record-keeping. Example sheet: Garden Journal Printables Example sheet: A Pretty and Free Download-able Journal Journal … [Read more...] about New Sources For Garden Journals
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 … [Read more...] about Do You Think Of Your Garden Journal As A Tool?
I was just wondering.It is January, and until the last week, it was weather to garden in more than weather to plan with, and that was rather strange. We were out digging postholes for the fence to corral the new dog. but now that real January weather has settled in, i.e. freezing temperatures, snow, ice, wind, and other inclement conditions, I have started to plan. Then was wondering what the … [Read more...] about What Are Your Garden Plans For 2012?
After reading a review of a gardener's journal, I came across a description of how one resourceful homeowner had put her garden journal to good use in an innovative way. It could be one way that a seller would gain a bit of advantage in a tough housing market. It is a well known piece of advice that sprucing up the landscape adds a great deal of value to your home, and is an important part … [Read more...] about How a Homeowner Can Use a Garden Journal
© 2010 Ilona's Garden Journal.All rights reserved.You are going to buy some tulip and daffodil bulbs, soon.... or you find a great new shrub on sale, which you snap up and want to situate in your garden.... now, are you going to remember the names of those plantings five years from now? How about next year? What if you forget exactly where you planted some of those bulbs? an easy way to journal, … [Read more...] about Easy Way to Journal Your Garden
Garden Center SceneThis year I have visited many of the garden centers, greenhouses and nurseries in my area of Central Ohio. It inspired a decision to do a series of posts to highlight the ones that I like and tell you more about them. That is coming right up, since I have been (after buying my plants!) out getting photos of the places in the first part of this series. First on the list:Bakers … [Read more...] about 2 New Series
I came across a resource that may interest some of you. If you would like to start a garden journal, but don't want to invest mucho dinero, then you may like one of these online garden journal templates. Even if you don't wish to use the printouts, you might look at the type of info that a gardener would find useful to keep in their records. Garden Journal Templates in PDF form. Not All Are … [Read more...] about A Little Something For You: Garden Journal Template
Every season has its busyness, but holiday preparing and plans always seem to compound it for December. The garden waits quietly for me- I still spend some time on it but it moves far down the task list this month. This season there are different birds in the garden, and it can be fun to have feeders in order to watch them more closely. for some birds, especially later in the winter, feeding … [Read more...] about Busy December
This would be fun for kids to make, for cards, or as a base to a collage project. See the original article for the entire "how-to". clipped from buildmakecraftbake.comHow-to: Hammered flower and leaf printsI learned this technique, which makes an image using the natural dyes in plants, from my college roommate Sarah. It's great for making cards or simple botanical prints. flowers or leaves to … [Read more...] about Easy Botanical Project
In this case, the dip is personal. Do you ever go through periods when you just don't have the "get up and go" in your gardening? I'm kind of like that right now. The weather is perfect for gardening and maybe I can get out there and accomplish those many jobs on my list. But my energy and motivation for it is flagging. It has nothing to do with less of a love for the garden.... but everything to … [Read more...] about The Dip
I've admired a graphics artist, Dani, for some time, going on upwards of eight years or more. She now blogs and while visiting her blog, Artful Thoughts, I discovered she has some great resources for nature journalists. Garden journaling is simply a branch of nature journaling, something that has been practiced since olden times. It seems that the state of our gardens and jotting down the … [Read more...] about Online Gardening Notebooks