Map Your Garden: It's fun to look back!

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Map Your Garden

By SCButtercup
October 30, 2014

You don't know where you're going unless you know where you've been. Plant tags and markers can get lost or carried away by varmints, but a garden map tucked away in your garden notebook will always be there when spring arrives. Here are some easy tips for an accurate map.

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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
Oct 31, 2014 8:50 AM CST
I still have my garden map from 1995, done on graph paper and then pieced together as gardens expanded. That winter I allowed myself crayons and scissors and added tiny plant photos from catalogs. By the following year I was using White Out for those plants that had to be moved, or died. It was great fun and I'd never discard it since it holds so many fun memories for me.

The only time I used a ballpoint pen was for the "permanent" plantings: big mistake! A storm took out an Acer Negundo and an 'Aristocrat' Bradford Pear (both were improvements to the gardens!) and other storms took out other trees.

Your article is very good and it is a very worthwhile project.



Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I helped beta test the first seed swap
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SCButtercup
Nov 1, 2014 10:18 PM CST
Thank you! Today was a good day to stay indoors and get my seed packets ready for Christmas gifts.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Plant Identifier
pirl
Nov 2, 2014 10:06 AM CST
Well, you're ambitious. I'll be cooking so it will set me free of the job all week long as I work outside.

On TV they showed people shopping early for Christmas already. I'm not even near that point yet.

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