Free Printable Garden Journal | Let the Gardening Begin!

Free printable garden journal | track what you plant & sketch your garden plans to obtain your long-term goals

You never get a second chance at a first impression, right? Well, I’m taking that saying to heart when designing the gardens for our new home. The Tudor has sharp, defined edges & I want to soften the home by creating a wispy, relaxed garden area. The yard is heavily landscaped {at least plotted for it in mulch}, so I’m trying to take the gardening one step at a time, keeping my focus on the end design. I have created a free printable garden journal to sketch my plans, sketch what we planted over the weekend & keep notes on the anticipated growth of the flowers we’ve planted, their light & water requirements & overall care. It’s very simple, just a designated space to track our progress & goals & know what to except in the future, should any plants need to be reallocated to another area.

Free printable garden journal | track what you plant & sketch your garden plans to obtain your long-term goals

Free printable garden journal | track what you plant & sketch your garden plans to obtain your long-term goals

We started our garden entrance by removing some of the old misplaced plants & those that we didn’t work with our aesthetic or color palette. I LOVE boxwoods, however, they are too structured for my vision for this home. I wanted something softer & more welcoming to balance the lines of the tudor & something that requires little to no care. The daisies were wispy, but the color was just too strong. So many of the larger plants were in front with smaller shrubs & bushes behind, which inspired me to create the garden journal! I’m sure the previous homeowner had good intent in their gardening, but plants all grow at a different pace. What is bigger now, may not be a year from now. I always look to the garden cards as a guide before planting & plant for the future, rather than today.

Free printable garden journal | track what you plant & sketch your garden plans to obtain your long-term goals

I added a few low maintenance, wispy flower to create an inviting entrance that bloom from spring to fall.

Free printable garden journal | track what you plant & sketch your garden plans to obtain your long-term goals

I created 4 free printables to include in your garden journal:

the garden journal – designed to keep record of what you have planted, whether it requires sun or shade, water requirements, the height it will reach, when it will bloom & care it requires

garden guide – a sketch of what you have planted that correlates with your journal

garden plans – a place to sketch your overall design

notes – detailed care, changes you may want to make in the future, etc

Free printable garden journal | track what you plant & sketch your garden plans to obtain your long-term goals

It’s my hope that keeping a journal will make executing our gardens plans over time easier & more effective. I’d love to have bountiful blooms to cut & create arrangements in just a couple years, with an abundance of curb appeal!

Free printable garden journal

I try to think about my garden not only from the outside, but the inside as well. I looked out from our living room window & front door before planting.

Free printable garden journal | track what you plant & sketch your garden plans to obtain your long-term goals

a free printable garden journal including simple gardening tips

It never hurts to add a fountain!

a free printable garden journal including simple gardening tips

a free printable garden journal including simple gardening tips

Do you maintain a garden journal?

Free printable garden journal | track what you plant & sketch your garden plans to obtain your long-term goals

 

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