Garden Journal Feedback

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THANK YOU to all of you who came out for my presentation last week “Rooted in Observation: The Garden Journal.”  I was thrilled to see so many friendly faces and meet new friends while sharing a topic that I truly enjoy.  If you attended my presentation, I would love to hear about your own journal topics and techniques.  I get inspiration from other gardeners’ skills and talents, and the same is true from others’ garden journals.  Use the comment box below if you’d like to share journal ideas.  Or if you have thoughts about what you took away from, or suggestions for improving my seminar; I’d love to hear from you.   Thanks again!

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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6 Responses to Garden Journal Feedback

  1. joacrouch says:

    I bought a garden journal on Amazon from Unikeep. It is a mini binder and there are options to order extra pages. Things i like: it is smaller (about 6 x 8.5″), has preprinted pages as well as plot pages and blanks, has plastic keepers for seeds or whatever, and has its own secure plastic binder that closes so if I leave it in the greenhouse or outside it will stay dry. A bonus is that I can order extra pages. The initial cost was less than $20. So glad I was able to attend your class and get some inspiration!

    • Colleen Miko says:

      Wonderful, that is great to know and thank you for coming to the class. Waterproof! I hadn’t thought about that as an important feature, but you’re right–that would be super handy. Ah, you have a greenhouse–that’s awesome! My journals stay indoors typically, and notes I make outside are done on a small right in the rain waterproof pad I carry around in my tool belt. Then I transfer to the binder later. Thanks for sharing the system you use–I know there are great resources out there; almost too many to keep track of. Happy Journaling!

  2. Ellen Stetzer-Hetrick says:

    I was so inspired by your presentation, I couldn’t wait to begin reorganizing my own veggie garden journal. I began by adding tabs to my binder: Design, Seed to Harvest, Plant Care, Soil/Compost, Irrigation, Tools/Supplies, Seed Inventory and Info (helpful articles and how-to). In the front, I keep a calendar and To Do lists. I also found some useful journaling forms on

    • Colleen Miko says:

      That is so wonderful, Ellen; I’m glad you were inspired! Ooh, thanks for the tip to check out what they have on dropbox! Thanks for the comment and for coming to my presentation!

  3. Pam Warner says:

    Hi Colleen. Your journaling seminar was great! It’s motivating me to get organized in my new yard.
    Are you doing any consulting? I have a friend is looking for some help. If you could email me I will explain it more. Thank you.

    • Colleen Miko says:

      Hello! I would have loved to chat with you at the seminar, sorry I didn’t see you. So glad that you were inspired–that was my goal! I don’t do landscape design anymore, but I know several highly capable Certified Professional Horticulturists who do. Thank you for asking, I’m flattered. I will email you and we can discuss. I appreciate you taking the time to come to the class and to also post a comment. CHEERS!

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