Keep it growing. Pass Flower Garden News on to Friends and Family.
Step 1- Collect Supplies
-binder or photo album -pocket folders or envelopes -staples, paper clips, white glue or mod podge and tape -foam brush -lined paper -blank paper -subject dividers -pen, markers -scissors -a selection of gardening pictures, stickers, drawings, cutouts from old gardening magazines, old seed packets and anything else garden related for decorating the cover of your garden journal
Step 2 - Making the garden journal
-cut out a variety of pictures from old garden magazines, or collect and use your own flower photos, stickers and drawings -decide how you what your garden journal cover to look by laying out your gardening related pictures on the table first. Add a touch of your own. Using a pen or markers write a title or name on the front of the journal. -put a layer of white glue or mod podge on the binder using the foam bush -place and flatten your pictures on using the foam brush. -smooth out air bubbles with foam brush -apply a layer of glue on top of pictures and smooth out any more air bubbles using the foam brush. -let dry -apply another coat of glue and let dry thoroughly
Step 3 - Finish Garden Journal
-add a supply of lined paper -add a supply of blank paper -add in pocket folders amongst the papers to hold envelopes, seed packets, and anything else you would like to save. or -attach some envelopes with staples or tape to some blank papers with openings facing up and out for storage (You can label the envelopes as you fill them. For example, Seed packets from 2006, could be in one envelope.) -label a subject divider for each month and place in amongst the supply of lined paper -dividers can be labeled and used for special topics: Gardening tips, to do lists, garden visitors, and more -use paper clips, glue or tape to attach anything that you want to your journaling pages. -the supply of blank paper is great for drawings or diagrams you want to add in for a particular day.
What is a garden journal? A garden journal is a book that you can write your very own daily or weekly thoughts about your garden all year round. You can include records of plants, weather, gardening tips, and lessons learned. These records will become a special garden guide when gardening for years to come. It simply helps you remember what different things you learned each year while gardening. Basically what worked and what didn't work in your garden is valuable knowledge. It is a good way to keep your garden plans, and garden information; such as seed packets and garden tags all together. This makes it easy for you to find everything you need to know about the plants in your garden and how to care for them. There are many things you can keep in your journal. Keep a record of favorite flowers, or flowers you would like to plant. Include drawings of your garden as the seasons change. Take pictures of before and after you planted your garden. Garden poetry and creative writing describing your garden is a wonderful way to create memories to look back on. After all the hard work, care, and dedication you put into gardening, you should take a moment to really look at your garden. Sit and enjoy the flowers, the scent of the blooms, see the colors and hear the sounds in your garden. You planted a beautiful flower garden. Keep these thoughts and memories in a garden journal for years to come!
Plant a Flower Garden To get started read this simple step by step guide. Basic gardening terms and their meanings will help you to learn about gardening. Step by Step Guide Enter here
MAKING A KIDS GARDEN JOURNAL If you are ready to plant your first flower garden it is a good idea to start a garden journal before you begin. It is a fun way to keep garden records and memories.
What you can use for a Garden Journal
PHOTO ALBUMS OR 3- RING BINDERS See if Mom or Dad has an old 3 ring photo album or binder that you can use to turn into a garden journal. You can decorate the outside of the binder or photo album with gardening pictures, words, or drawings. Use your own personal touch. Anything garden related is great! The picture pockets that come with photo albums are great for storing pictures, plant tags, seed packets, garden articles and anything else you want to keep. Add lined paper for writing and some blank paper for drawings. Paper fits into an average sized photo album too. If you don't have plastic photo pockets, you can use different size envelopes to hold garden information. Some binders have built in pockets for extra storage.
Follow these easy garden journal making steps.
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