The journals evolved into word-processed pages punched on the side and inserted into a three-ring binder. The results weren't pretty but gave me something to leaf through during the winter. I found some pre-punched pocket pages at an office supply store and put them in the binder for my receipts.
|My first garden feature appeared in |
American Horticulturist magazine, published
by the American Horticultural Society.
Now I keep receipts from mail order nurseries in a virtual folder in my Outlook e-mail program and slip paper receipts into a manila folder, sometimes remembering to write the name of the plant on the back, sometimes not.
Which brings me to today's phenological dilemma. The whole purpose in my sudden need to make a database stems from the apparently unprecedented earliness of blooms. Has this ever happened before? When do my peonies usually bloom when they're at least three years in the ground? Five years? Ten?
Stay tuned for the ultimate, modern garden database. That is, if I don't get called away on another project...