Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Planning...

So it's that time again.






















I'm breaking out my new orange notebook for my 2011 Garden Journal.






















I like to plan out my vegetable garden and make a little diagram.























I really wish I could make it look like this...
Martha Stewart's Gardening Book
























I also like to plan for additions or changes to my other gardens.  Lists of seeds or starts I'd like to get.  Perhaps making notes about moving plants as necessary or a new plant for a certain spot.  Or even something like this little treasure....
Ravenna Gardens at University Village


















This would look so good in my "backyard"... I have just the right shady spot... A place to relax and unwind at the end of the day...

and I know we have some extra, salvaged windows hanging around... hint, hint.

Looking forward to the sunny spring days to come,

12 comments:

  1. that little garden open "house" is so cool! sounds like you might be building your own...
    how fun!

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  2. Keeping notebooks like that is a good idea. Every year I think I will remember things and then it is just a blur.

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  3. That would be so neat if you built that little building. How fun.

    Good luck with your garden.

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  4. Finally, not a terrible picture of me :)

    I LOVE that little garden bench/building and think it will look great somewhere on the property. But where would you put it?

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  5. Hi Chris ... your 'hint' wasn't lost on me but I can't help! Now hopefully your hubby, with his exceptional building skills, gets it! Would make such a lovely "Mother's Day" present! Hint Hint! Happy Garden Planning!

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  6. Thanks to your encouragement, I am definitely keeping a gardening journal this year - finally! I have a little floral notebook all ready to go!

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  7. Every year I plan to start a journal and then the time just gets away on me. Perhaps this year......
    And I think you really need that sweet little garden seat.

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  8. Hi Chris... I too plan out my gardens and have kept garden journals for years... I also have that wonderful vintage garden book at the top!... your header is just gorgeous, and makes me want SPRING so bad too!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  9. I try to get my husband to keep a garden journal, but I haven't had any luck yet. You are so fortunate to live in Washington, I have family up there and I think it's amazingly beautiful. My aunt has a wonderful Seattle garden-every plant in her garden is thriving; in fact, her garden was featured in Cottage Living magazine twice.Do you ever visit Buchart Gardens? It's one of our favorite places. Have a beautiful day!

    Ann-Marie

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  10. You are getting me in the springtime mood! I always love to hear about other bloggers' gardens since mine is pretty pathetic as of right now. lol I need do some work on landscaping this summer. :)
    Have a wonderful day!!
    ~Michelle

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  11. Oooh, I like that bench building! How clever! Your garden planning is way better than mine. I should put mine on paper like you, my ideas are usually just in my head.

    Donna

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  12. Best wishes to you for your garden goals this year! I love benches, whether natural or manmade...

    Im in the process in my free time (ha! I know what it is, and IWANTMOREOFIT) designing a concrete patio to encircle half of the house. My goal is to have movable pots since we are in zone 3 but an arid climate (for pete sakes i have wild yucca AND larkspur all around, what gives?)

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