Good record keeping can be beneficial to a gardener in many ways. It will help you remember where you planted that special perennial and when to expect its reemergence. Journals will also remind you of a plant that was not successful so that you will not repeat planting it in the same location. Over a span of a few years, both pictures and journals can be very rewarding by reminding you of the annual progress of your garden.

Julia Randolph, former Smith County Master Gardener
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

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