Wednesday, March 9, 2011


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,


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

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

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

    Good luck with your garden.

  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?

  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!

  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!

  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.

  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

  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!


  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!!

  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.


  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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