~ My Garden Journals ~

I came up with my own first garden journal because even with garden and nursery experience, I needed to keep records of much more than my memory allows. It's frustrating when you realize you've weeded out your prize perennials!

When I looked for a journal to buy, I found that there were no journals that had the forms needed to record the actual information used by true gardeners. Working in an award-winning nursery gave me the insight needed, and being able to draw and having publishing experience helped, too. 


I hope you'll find these journals helpful! I get as many or more thanks from gift-recipients as from those who purchase it for themselves. That helps me feel that my gardening snafus have served the greater good. 

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This is my first, and most complete garden journal. Perhaps a bit too complete! The only complaint I get is that it has forms that include too much information for the "casual gardener." While I understand that it can seem overwhelming at first, having the option and seeing the need to record information is valuable. No one says you have to fill in every detail or every type of form, but it's nice to have that available for when you do have the need. But if you're afraid you'll be overwhelmed, then the book below is probably what you'll need.
 

Click on the book image to go to Amazon, where you'll find a full description. (When you click on MORE in the description, if you scroll down, you'll see a bullet list of all the forms included.)

My newest release ~ A garden journal for the unripe gardener ~ whether you're a newbie, or someone with the humility to know you don't know it all, this is the journal for you. Each log has a page or two to explain what you'll need to know to have a good shot at success. Like how to propagate plants so you don't have to keep buying them, the dirt on knowing if your soil is good for what you want to grow, all about planting zones and smart plant purchases, and much more growing info that it takes a lifetime to learn. 

The original journal is great for the passionate gardener with the time and skills to be prolific; this is the one that will either jump-start you to that level, or answer your need for the best results with the least amount of work.

 

Click on the book image to go to Amazon, where you'll find a full description. (When you click on MORE in the description, if you scroll down, you'll see a bullet list of all the forms included.)

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A much simpler diary for those who want to keep a record of what they planted in each bed and make notes throughout the year in their own way. 

The following forms and informational pages are included: 

  • 100 lined Diary pages

  • 10 Garden Plot Graph pages

  • 10 lined Garden Bed Notations pages opposite the graph pages

  • Pest and disease prevention information

  • Plant propagation information

  • Weights and measures tables

  • Conversion tables 

  • Zone map

There are more garden journals in the works!


Next out will be one for KIDS! YAY! 

This is the one I started to make that was going to be for everyone from 8-88, but along the way I realized that not all adults would appreciate the mazes, find the hidden pictures, and other fun things I had planned, and I really needed to address the needs of those few people who had left negative reviews of my original garden journal because it had a form for everything and then some, and they didn't want that much. 

Soooo, all the fun activities are complete, and the next step is making the information friendly for a younger audience. 

If you'd like in on the planning stages, feel free to contact me. I'm looking for input and early reviewers to make this book just as helpful as the ones for adults. Any teachers or gardeners who know kids, this is your chance to get in on the planning stages, and also snag a free copy for yourself. Just send me an email through the contact page! 

Together we can make a garden journal that will get kids just as excited about gardening as we are!

Copyright 2020 ~ Joy Kieffer