My grandma always said you need three books to survive this life, a bible, cookbook and garden book. The first two made sense and when she passed her handwritten cookbook went to the next generation.
I was a little confused on the importance of a garden book, but she was persistent and started one for me when I was around 10. She often asked if I was writing in my book; I remember thinking….”I’m just a kid!” It’s unfortunate but at the time I didn’t understand or appreciate the value she was sharing.
Documenting my garden journey has always been a struggle. Several years ago, I started a new book, my intentions were good but many times I would forget, skip a season, and end up frustrated. I found she was right, it’s difficult to remember details from one season to the next; it became clear a garden book was necessary.
So, I decided to spice up my existing book with printable pages that were inviting, practical and easy to use. These pages got me excited about recording my efforts and if grandma were here today she would love this idea being the first to get started printing her own.
About the Garden Planner Pages
This Garden Planner welcomes the opportunity to create your own Book. When you purchase this pack, you receive 2 introduction pages and 16 prints, beginning with two covers. One cover is complete with images and the other is blank for your garden images.
This is the beginning of a Garden Up Green Book so make sure you include your name and take ownership.
From there the pack continues with pages ready to print, these pages are simplified and easy to use. I love this because I’m an active person and sitting drives me nuts, I incorporate my phone to calculate the numbers and insert the correct dates so I can move on with other things.
Additional Page Titles Include
- Garden Expenses, Journal and Notes
- Perennial, Annual and Herb Profile
- Goals and Goal Worksheet
- Fall and Spring Planting
- Maintenance package – Includes 4 ways to organize and remember your efforts – I Love this section!
3 Ring Binder Assembly
The advantage of printing your own planner is you can print what you want as many times as you like and store these pages in a three-ring binder. I bet you already have a binder in your desk; if you don’t Staples has a nice selection between $3 or $10.
Use a hole punch and include clear slipcovers for additional protection so you can refer to these pages each planting season. I decided to use a hole punch and when the page is finished I add it to a slip cover.
This planner book is inspired by grandma constantly telling me to write things down. So, imagine years’ worth of hand written garden notes, images from your beautiful space all safe in one place.
What could you possibly do with such a book? Well my friend this is the best part…. Simply pass is on to the next generation of gardeners in your family, this could be your son, daughter or grandchild. It could even be a special friend…
I have found gardening is an adventure and no matter how many years or months you’ve been active you can appreciate the learning never ends. With this Garden Up Green book you now have a place where those years of experience can be recorded and enjoyed for generations. It’s my hope this new resource is a blessing and I can hardly wait to hear how it’s helped improve your gardening journey.
Get your Garden Planner Here – It’s affordable and after you purchase the next step is to download, print, and enjoy!
Thank you all for being a part of Garden Up Green.