Start a Garden Diary
August is a good time to reflect on your landscape’s design and performance with an eye on the fall-planting season ahead. As you relax in the garden, take notes on its pluses and minuses, sketch in changes and record plants that have caught your eye on a garden tour or in a nursery. Garden journals also are good place to store plant tags, empty seed packets and the like. so they aren’t lost. A garden diary can be a simple notebook or a ring-bound, multi-year “Gardener’s Journal” available in area book stores or from online retailers.