Yes, my dear, I know you are busy, but everyone who is interesting is.
While your garden is blooming, take some time to wander with a camera, write down the names of plants that are doing well, note great plant combinations, record the first blooms on your vitex, sketch a quick plan of what is where, or – you wonderful dreamer you – ideas you have for something new in the garden. You can use a pretty journal, a three-ring binder (with room to fit inspiring magazine articles), or a calendar (just write what you do and plant on today’s date.)
A little paperwork will help you remember and plan in the future, especially in early spring when many perennials are snoozing under the mulch and you are leafing through those garden catalogs.
ABOUT LOVE NOTES: I wanted to create a way to bring the garden into people’s minds with a weekly email, but not with a to-do list that just adds to the overwhelm of a busy life. A garden does take maintenance and care, but gives so much back to its caregiver. ‘Love Notes from the Garden’ help to guide and inspire with gentle nudges and a bit of humor, reminding people that the garden responds when you care, that each plant has a personality, that your garden is a habitat filled with change and wonder.