Tuesday is usually the day I post about a new tool or product that I like enough to share with you. I call it TOOLBOX TUESDAY, and while a Smash Book isn’t necessarily something you might find in a toolbox I have decided to turn this sampling of product that I recently received from EK Success into a very useful (at least to me) tool.
I’ve decided to create a Smash Book Garden Journal.
You see, now that I’m working from home full time I’ve taken to working in my garden and yard a whole lot more. So far I’ve spread 3 yards (yes, that’s a lot) of mulch and I still need one more trailer before I’m finished for THIS year.
That’s just to make the existing beds look good.
I’ve lived in this house for 13 years and this is the first time in several years that our yard and garden has had some serious attention paid to it.
Not only does the yard and garden need work but I think it needs some kind of order and documentation. I need to be more thoughtful about what I plant and have a plan for my garden and yard.
Not only THAT but I’m thinking it might be nice to have a garden journal to hand over to new owners in the event that I no longer live here. You know, just so they know what is what.
How else will anyone know that this is a Jackmanii Clematis and it’s taken me YEARS to get it this big?
So that’s what my plan is. To use my new Smash Book as a garden journal – start saving tags from plants (or at least writing down the names & plant dates as well as other information), cut out photos and ordering information from catalogs for plants I’d like to plant and basically keep a record of my yard and garden.
That way when the deer, rabbits, squirrels and chipmunks eat half the plants in a flower bed I’ll know NOT to plant them again because the critters find them too tasty!