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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Sep 17, 2016 11:25 AM CST

Thanks for sharing, great idea, could you tell me what photo editor program you used to "write" plant names on your photo?
Sep 17, 2016 12:43 PM CST
Name: Becky
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Susan - Glad you enjoyed the article.

Irfanview is what I use, but I have other photo editing programs that also have the ability to add text to a photo. It was software that came with my old camera.

Just make sure that you save the photo after inserting a few text lines. My computer went down (power outage in the neighborhod), so I had to redo it all over again. It is time consuming to initially do a large bed with many plants that you are labeling. But once it is done, it's great to have to refer to time and time again.
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