Thursday, April 9, 2009

Garden Journal

Yesterday, I posted about how I organize my magazines. Well, I don't always get around to filing the articles right away. I was working on it a few days ago though and among all the articles I found this one about making a garden journal (Country Home, March 2008).

This is something I've been meaning to do for a long time, so it was nice to see it excecuted. Here are some of the tags from plants that I've acquired only within the past month. I have quite a few more in a pot in my shed that I've been collecting for a few years.

I kept wondering what sort of journal I could use that was big enough to accomodate the tags, pictues of progress in my garden and some notes. The article above mentioned using an artist's sketchbook. Perfect! Big and inexpensive. One of my favorite shows is Gardener's Diary. I have it on my DVR and always mean to write down the plant lists so now I'll have a place to do this. Now I just need to find one of these bound sketchbooks. I wonder if Michaels has them in their art section ...


  1. Great post. Love your inspiration. Have a very Happy Easter.

  2. I have had a garden journal for some time, the best part is recording the weather and then discovering that it is very similar every year. The winds, rains, etc.. show up right on schedule. Also helps to keep me from planting on top of something that may be dormant! ~Jacque

  3. I can totally understand you! I wanted to make a gardener's journal for so long because I found myself forgetting all the time and needed something to help me keep tabs on my gardening projects and progress. I planned on making a paper one, but then stumbled upon Microsoft Office OneNote and fell in love - an easy, inexpensive, very "green" (no paper products, no ink used) way of doing just that! And you can either put your own pictures there or use some from the web.

    I know that a gardener's e-journal is not for everyone, but I thought I'd share!

    Hope you had a great Easter weekend!

    P.S. I just found your blog and I love it!

  4. I love this idea! I had been planning on using a boring notebook to plan next year's garden and record successes/failures. Now I think I will get an artist's sketchbook and make my garden "records" pretty.



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