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Keeping Track of Your Garden Beds and Plants Using a Camera

By beckygardener
September 16, 2016

Many gardeners need a way to easily keep track of their garden beds as well as their plants (especially if they are hybridizing). With camera in hand, I came up with two ideas that have worked for me.

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Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
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LarryR
Sep 17, 2016 10:56 AM CST
Hi Becky--Great article! In addition to your suggestions, I use the photo method for my bulb beds as well. I photograph the plants in each bed when they're blooming in the spring. On each photograph I note

the bulbs to dig up because they're no longer sending up blooms.
spaces where I want to plant more bulbs
the varieties I want to plant in the fall

Best of all, I know where the bulbs are located when I dig in fall and plant in spring.--Larry
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Sep 17, 2016 12:47 PM CST
That is a terrific idea, Larry! Thumbs up

One I would not have thought of because I don't have to dig up plants (bulbs) after bloom season is over.
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Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
Foliage Fan Garden Photography Houseplants Hybridizer Organic Gardener Cat Lover
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LarryR
Sep 25, 2016 2:56 PM CST
Thanks, Becky. Southern gardeners have all the luck! Green Grin!
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!

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