Start Garden Journaling in 2020

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The first seed catalog arrived in my mail this week. It’s the time of year when garden plans are swirling around my head, fueled by weather and holiday-driven indoor days. With my journal by my easy chair, I’ve been penning dreams and goals for 2020, and documenting the harvest of a few carrots, chard and beet greens from my 2019 planting efforts. Garden journaling in January seems natural in the cycle of things–apropos that I’ll be teaching a seminar open to the public on the topic in a few weeks.  Join me for:

Rooted in Observation: The Garden Journal
Keeping a garden journal is a wonderful way to document and enjoy one’s garden. Colleen Miko will share why she keeps a journal and what she’s learned from 25 years of chronicling her Port Orchard garden. Whether you’re experienced in journaling, or would like to know how to start, you’ll learn different styles and techniques for creating a personalized garden tracking system. There are many simple options to choose that allow you to be more organized, and productive no matter what kind of gardening you love. You might even find, as Colleen does, that the very act of following the garden through a journal, brings great pleasure.

Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 1-3pm
at the Norm Dicks Government Center first floor classroom
345 6th Street, Bremerton, WA 98337

The class is the first of the 2020 Master Gardener Foundation of Kitsap County Spring Seminar Series. Tickets are $5 at the door, no RSVP needed. Proceeds support the WSU Kitsap Master Gardener Program of Kitsap County. For more information on the seminar series, visit:

About Colleen Miko

Colleen Miko is a certified professional horticulturist with 20 years experience in landscape design who has designed award winning gardens for the NW Flower & Garden Show as well as HGTV’s “Landscaper’s Challenge”. Colleen is freelance garden writer and speaker.
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