Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Gardening Journal.

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Well, I haven't done much sewing yet but I have been playing with lots of photos. I decided that I needed to update the banner on my Etsy photography shop, I really wanted one that represented me and here it is! What do you think?

I had so much fun doing this and I have so many images and Artwork that I have decided to do a few custom Banner/Avatar sets and will be posting those soon.





SO, those of you who follow me on a regular basis know that every Friday I share pictures of beautiful flowers and mostly from my own garden. It has taken years of planning with some trail and error. My trusty companion thru all of this has been my wonderful Gardening Journal.


Stuffed with notes and photos of what has worked and what hasn't.




If everything I planted and planned had turned out the Royal Horticultural Society would be calling (He! He!). BTW, I once worked at the Chelsea Flower Show (when I was in my 20's) making sandwiches in the refreshment tent, that was an eye opener. But to be able to wonder around the show was such a joy.


Here is the note I wrote about planting the Lavender in the Front Garden in front of the Roses to stop the deer eating the Roses. I went back and forth about planting these as it was amazing to see Deer first thing in the morning breakfasting in our suburban garden, the kids loved to see them and so did I but it meant I lost the whole first round of Roses each season. With so much property development going on around us in the past few years the Deer moved on :(


Here are some of the Roses we planted in our back garden. If you missed seeing these Beautiful Roses here is the blog LINK


When I first got married, it was a older neighbour whose garden I admired greatly that suggested I start a gardening journal and even though it took me a few more years to get around to doing that I am really glad I did.
Have a Wonderful Day!
Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.

13 comments:

Ladie Jaye said...

Awesome, working with plants is grounding. I don't garden since I have a concrete back yard but I do have three plants--aloe, succulent and a bamboo :)

Stunning said...

Love your gardening journal! What a great way to keep organized!

Did you see this $20 in Heirloom seeds giveaway on my blog... ?

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

i have never seen anything like this before. it's such a lovely idea! and geez - you're thorough! :D

how does time fly by so fast? i swear july just started but already my bday is next week! eep!

july babies unite!

ps - i have something for you on my blog today. :D

Gallery32 said...

I have never heard of a gardening journal but I love the idea! I have planted so many things that I never remember what and where I planted them until they pop up. I have a new project now! Thanks for sharing :)

soulflower said...

wow...that is so cool...someday i would like to do that with our vegetable garden...if i ever get organised...we usually try to do our own seedlings...but we often end up buying a few plants here and there...gardening is such a pleasure...

Periwinkle Paisley said...

Wow! That is some gardening diary. Impressive! No wonder your flowers always look so nice.

MAB Jewelry said...

Oh, I love seeing your journal. What a magical thing. Think how cool it will be 100 years from now? It's an heirloom in the making.

ArtSnark said...

wonderful journal! Thanks for sharing.

Leia said...

I'm definitely going to start a garden when I have my own house! And I'll use a journal too, what a great idea! :)

Leia's Delights

Heather said...

I love your new Etsy banner! Eye-catching color!

Jenni said...

What a great topic to post about! I'm sincerely impressed with your well loved and used journal, what a wonderful history with so many family memories attached. Great new banners too! Wishing you a great weekend :)

Almost Precious said...

What a wonderful idea to keep a detailed journal like that. Can imagine what fun it is to leaf back through it and see how things have grown.

Clare said...

Your gardening journal is amazing! It's a lovely object in and of itself.