Garden Journal

Do you like gardening?

Consider recording the happenings of your flower, vegetable or container garden. Even if you are not a gardener, keeping notes of the changing plants outside is one way to attune yourself to the natural world around you.

A garden journal is kept to record your daily memories, successes or failures of tending or creating your garden. You can collect leaves, petals or seeds, take photos of your favorites, add in sketches, drawings, or painting of the items in your garden.  Also consider adding in seed packets, diagrams of your garden layout, or illustrations of plants.

Their are so many options.  Do what feels best to you.  You want this to be a fun process and something you can refer to year after year.

Even if you live in an urban environment where gardening is a challenge you can still keep this type of journal. You can grow plants in your home, or go to a park and chronicle their garden.

If keeping a gardening journal is not for you, then grab your journal/sketchbook and take a few minutes to write and enjoy some quite time in a beautiful garden.

What types of things do you like to journal about?

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  1. I don't journal, but I do have a garden that I visit several times a day.

    Have a wonderful weekend!


  2. I usually journal more about my life and thoughts... if my thoughts are about a garden, though, then I journal about a garden! LOL

  3. Nice article on journaling. You think you'll remember from year to year, but you don't. Or at least, I don't.


  4. These are great ideas! I take pictures of my garden every week to see how it's changing. It's fun to compare the first pictures with the newest ones.

  5. I love to journal, usually about whatever is going on in my life. I resolve many things working them out as I write them down. Often I uncover things I wasn't even aware were bothering me!! :)


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