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Note Taking for Gardeners

By Boopaints
September 20, 2011

Keep a white board outside to make notes as you garden. It’s a great place to list needed supplies, reminders, and dream plants you hope to purchase.

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Name: Vicki
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vic
Sep 19, 2011 6:03 PM CST
You are so clever Becky Hurray! Hurray! Thumbs up
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plantladylin
Sep 19, 2011 8:06 PM CST
Becky: I agree with Vic ... very clever! I need to try this one because I end up getting sidetracked when I'm outside and then forget to write it down when I come back in! I think I will purchase one of those small dry erase boards and mount it on the side of the shed on the covered deck.
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CindiKS
Sep 19, 2011 8:25 PM CST
Boeing has sales on unused equipment once in a while and I bought a classroom-sized dry erase board last year. Pretty sure I could fill it with garden tasks I need to do! Hilarious!
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Sep 19, 2011 8:50 PM CST
plantladylin said:Becky: I agree with Vic ... very clever! I need to try this one because I end up getting sidetracked when I'm outside and then forget to write it down when I come back in!

I agree
Great tip Becky.
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Debbie
Sep 19, 2011 9:36 PM CST
O Becky, thanks for the great tip. And I just found a dry erase board that I was wondering what to do with it. Now all I have to do is find the dry erase pens that go with it. :rolleyes:
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Samigal
Sep 19, 2011 9:57 PM CST
I too have a dry erase board, wondering why I bought it, now I know. I know right where the pens are too, was a surprise! I have post-it-notes inside by my comnputer and never thought about what to use outside. Clever, clever Becky!
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Boopaints
Sep 19, 2011 11:05 PM CST
Thank you all. It's been a life saver for me. I get so distracted when gardening.... Oh look! Big Grin
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indygardengal
Sep 20, 2011 6:21 AM CST
Great idea but I need to find a place to keep it out of the rain!!!
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critterologist
Sep 20, 2011 7:51 AM CST
Thumbs up

I often have a little notepad & pen around my potting bench (an old washtub) for lists like that, but those little pads tend to be migratory... A magnetic dry erase board would probably be more obedient!

I want to know, though, what is a gazinnia?? It sounds quite special. I think you made it up! (But just in case you didn't, I need to know about a plant that made your white board list!)
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plantladylin
Sep 20, 2011 7:56 AM CST
I think the plant on Becky's list must be Gazania ... Whistling but lots of them could be Gazinnia's. Smiling

Gazania's: http://www.google.com/search?q=gazania&hl=en&biw=1421&bih=78...
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critterologist
Sep 20, 2011 8:04 AM CST
I googled "Gazinnia" and got a bunch of Gazania images... maybe it's the common name? It it's a misspelling on Becky's whiteboard, I bet it was deliberate... she has a creative sense of silly. Smiling
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plantladylin
Sep 20, 2011 8:33 AM CST
critterologist said: she has a creative sense of silly. Smiling


I agree Yes, she does! Becky always makes me smile ... a wonderful gal with a great personality and I love her creative sense of silly! Big Grin




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valleylynn
Sep 20, 2011 9:02 AM CST
I agree
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paulgrow
Sep 20, 2011 10:59 AM CST
Great idea, does the rain wash it off?
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JaeRae
Sep 20, 2011 11:19 AM CST
Oh Dear ...another guilt board!!! I a'ready have guilt in the kitchen and my office space. Gud idear Becky! Why should we feel happy in the garden arfter awl???
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Boopaints
Sep 20, 2011 11:48 AM CST
Gazinnia's are what folks in Phoenix call a plant that survives the heat. HAHAHA

I actually always spell it like that but truly know the difference. Blinking Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

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JaeRae
Sep 20, 2011 12:29 PM CST
"Obedient" Critter??? ...I personally KNOW that neither the notepads nor boards DO the work!!!
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Horseshoe
Sep 20, 2011 1:11 PM CST
Nice tip but I'm a "Notepad in the pocket person taken to extremes". Yep, usually carry at least two in my shirt pocket, sometimes 3! And they are color-coded, too. (Red one is for "things to buy"...as in "red/deficit"!; Green one is specifically for garden supplies, etc...green as in plants/grass, etc. Blue one is for misc other stuff.)

However, I also have home-made blackboards in the shoffice, one is 18" wide and 4 ft long attached to a door. It's used for various notes, picture drawing (DD!) and I even have different colored chalk in a box nearby.

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Name: Vicki
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vic
Sep 20, 2011 1:18 PM CST
You're such a geek Shoe Thumbs up and you know that's a compliment.

And your "extremes" aren't un-noticed. Hank has said so many times - I need to get one of those notebooks for my shirt pocket like Shoe has Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Sep 20, 2011 1:30 PM CST
I have no pockets but that's a great system, Shoe! Big Grin
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