My Need for a Garden Journal
I’ve been gardening for about seven years now. I got struck by a spade around the age of 40 and I’m going to enter my 47th (!) summer. My rabidity for gardening increases with every year and so my gardening plans and execution expands in turn.
So I really need to start tracking what I’m planting and when and where. I’ve been meaning to keep a garden journal for years now and I never do it. I can no longer rely on my memory.
The Floret Garden Journal and Daily Planner ($35 U.S.)
To that end, when my mother asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I pointed to the Floret Garden Journal and Daily Planner.
Floret describes itself as a family run flower farm specializing in unique, uncommon and heirloom flowers. I follow their blog and social media posts, which are dripping with gorgeous shots of dahlias and other floral beauties.
My Thoughts About the Journal/Planner
I was really looking forward to the journal/daily planner but honestly, I’m a bit disappointed with it. This seems to me like a desk calendar with some pretty pictures. There’s a list of gardening tasks at the start of each new month, which is helpful but I wanted more information about flower growing built in to the journal.
I wanted more space to record what I’ve planted. I also wanted envelopes built in to the journal to store seed envelopes maybe a dried flower or too. Perhaps a place to put a few photos of the garden in season or an area to sketch ideas.
Do you keep a garden journal? What do you use?