As the number of serious backyard gardeners across America continues to increase each year, one tool (that does not reside in a shed) is becoming more popular: the record keeping planner, or journal. Old time pros and new gardeners alike are keeping track of everything from first frosts and seed catalog companies to soil amendments and invasive bugs.
Co-authors Jessica Walliser and Doug Oster have compiled A Gardener’s Notebook, Life with My Garden as the home gardener’s go-to companion. It is filled with more than 70 light hearted helpful tips, plus 12 short essays, and a planting schedule for all regions. A longer “Compost 101” essay provides the reader with the essential do’s and don’ts of one of gardening’s rites of passage. The notebook includes a ribbon, two inside pockets and ruled pages for personal entries. A concealed spiral binding allows the journal to lie flat.
As organic gardeners with nearly 50 years of “on-the-ground” experience between them, Jessica and Doug offer their readers straightforward suggestions and simple solutions for gardening with natural methods. Garden journal writers themselves for many years, they designed this journal the way they would like to see a garden journal to be. Written in a witty, non-threatening and entertaining way, this journal provides the perfect balance of information and blank space for the journal writer to record those memorable (and not-so-memorable) moments in the gardening year’s cycle.