Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Dream A Little Dream...with me.

It's that time of year, again...when all of the woulda, shoulda, couldas somehow manage to sneak in on me.  Oh, yes...I was going to divide that aster, move that peony, weed that garden...

Know the feeling?...all of those unfulfilled, garden "dreams" that went by the wayside when summer sports and get-togethers crept in and took over.  Have no fear.  Now is the time.  "What?!", you say?  "It's nearly November!  The snowflakes will be flying soon!".

Here's the plan -- While you're doing your fall clean-up, extra mulching, planting bulbs, etc....take notes.  Keep a Garden Journal.  I know that I sure am!  Dedicate a notebook to all of your gardens -- flowers, herb, veggie, lawn...for all that you want them to be.  List the plants that you want to divide, new plants that you want to try, what you want it to do {attract butterflies, suppy food for wildlife, be fragrant, supply fresh food for your family}, or how you want it to look.  Pull photos from magazines, articles from the newspaper, bookmark things you see online & reference in your journal...anything to help you visualize your dream.

Early next spring, as you are looking through gardening magazines and seed catalogs, pull out your journal. Your notes from this fall will help guide your garden into a fresh, beautiful start for 2011!

Happy Garden Journaling!

Remember, if you need any help making those dreams come true, Garden Coaching from Seeded Earth is always available...a magic wand of sorts?! 

Olive, my garden buddy!

1 comment:

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