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How to Create a Garden Journal

If you enjoy gardening, generating a garden journal is definitely an enjoyable and useful project. It is a good way to save your important gardening details from one year to the next, and you can not only write stories but you can also add photos detailing your garden. If you would like to maintain a garden journal and have never done this, below are a few ideas that will help you get going.

Keep Careful Records

Part of the appeal of keeping a garden journal is having records to look back on. When you record what types of plants and seeds you've grown in past times, you'll have a lot of information that can help you choose what you need to plant in the future. It can also be beneficial to keep records of what weather was like, the way your plants did, and also the size of the harvest. You should also keep track of pests you had difficulties with, and also the time periods of infestations and whatever you did to counteract them. You will hopefully be able to make improvements to your current year's garden as you refer back to your previous gardening years.

Take Plenty of Photos

When you take photos of the garden, it can be to your benefit in a number of ways. Like the saying goes, a picture may be worth a thousand words. When you combine your photos with your written information, you will have a much more complete story of the way that your past gardens have performed. Needless to say, while you are taking garden photos, shoot a few extra for you to display them in picture frames around your home.

Add Journal Entries

In addition to simply recording information, you may also make use of your garden journal as a sort of diary. Writing down your emotions and feelings about your gardening experiences can be a very relaxing and enjoyable activity. You can feel free to write down whatever has any importance to you. Years, from now, you'll undoubtedly have a lot of enjoyment from looking back at your thoughts about the garden. It's also fun to add journal entries on your framed photographs by writing several sentences on the photo mat. These photos, when displayed in picture frames, may add a great deal to your home's overall beauty.

Bits of Nature

While you are keeping your garden journal, a fun idea will be to add "snippets" of nature. A pressed flower, a sprig of fragrant herb, or even a drawing that you made from a blooming flower can all include a nice touch to your garden journal. In fact, these pieces of nature are also nice when utilized to include some decoration to your house. Pressed flowers and also foliage, when displayed in picture frames, can serve as beautiful natural wall art. It's also an interesting idea to use your pressed herbs, leaves, and blooms to create handmade cards or bookmarks. In fact, these little mementos of the garden also make thoughtful and economical gifts.

You can utilize flowers, herbs as well as other botanical materials out of your garden to make fragrant potpourri, soaps, lotions, wreaths, and an endless number of other beautiful and creative crafts.


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