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Create a Garden Journal

If you have a yard or garden that you enjoy you should definitely document it. Try creating a garden journal or scrapbook.

I have recently started a garden journal. I want it to be more than a book that keeps track of my plants or than a scrapbook filled with pictures of my garden. I want it to be inclusive.

How do you do that? How can you combine functionality and make it pretty? What garden stories should you share in your garden scrapbook?

Here’s some topics you may wish to include in your garden journal.

  1. How did you prepare your garden?
  2. An overview of your yard or garden space.
  3. Diagrams of your garden plan.
  4. Who has helped you create your garden?
  5. Scrapbook pages that share photos of your garden.
  6. Tags and growing information about your plants.
  7. Successes and failures.
  8. Your favourite plants and why you like them.
  9. Memories of family member’s gardens and why they were special.
  10. Your gardening secrets.

Want to take a peek into my garden journal?

Garden journal landscaping



Garden journal bricks



Garden journal tulips



Garden journal hedge

Hedge and Tree


Garden journal hedge detail

I created a vellum pocket to hold the garden tags from the plants so I’ll be able to refer back to them later.


Garden journal sketch

Sketch your yard or garden space to create a record of your plants.


Garden journal lilacs



Garden journal my garden

My Garden?


Make it Monday Pink CircleMake it Monday

Are you hopping along the Make it Monday Blog Circle? You’ll have arrived from Digital Scrapbooking HQ where Melissa collected some fave daddy and daughter pics for a happy layout.

Your next stop will take you to Messtaken Identities where Gina has joined the Pocket Letter craze putting her own UPcycling spin on it.



I hope you’ll be inspired to create your own garden journal or scrapbook! If you have one share a link in the comments or share it on the Scrapbook Wonderland Facebook page.

Have a wonderful day!


Alice Digital Signature 2013

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  • Sarah D 26 May, 2015, 1:07 pm

    Oh, I lovee this! How did you do this bricks?

    • Alice. 29 May, 2015, 4:33 pm

      Hi Sarah! I have a template and I sprayed the background paper with mist. I used red and black spray.

  • Heather V 26 May, 2015, 2:58 pm

    I love all these ideas, and thanks for including a topic list! There are a few things I wouldn’t have thought to include that really help tell whole story. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Alice. 29 May, 2015, 4:34 pm

      Thank you for your comment Heather! I’ll be sure to share more ideas as I create more pages. If you have any other cool ideas let me know, I really want this book to be all-inclusive!