This week, I ventured out into the gardens to do some clean-up and weeding. I saw so many new baby shoots of growth coming up from the different varieties. I am hoping for an abundant bloom season come next April/May.
One of the things I have been actively working on is getting my garden records organized. This is something I've attempted to to do several times in the past, but always found an excuse not to complete the task. Recording and mapping out 200 varieties of irises isn't easy. However, when applying to become a HIPS Display Garden, they required an inventory or map of the varieties that I grow. After several days of going through typed and handwritten notes, I was finally able to come up with a final inventory list.
Now that I'm on the other side of organizing my beds through written records,I think that keeping a list of varieties of flowers that you grow is extremely helpful. The list doesn't have to be complicated. I typed my inventory into a table that I created through Word. Excel is another option. While gardening is a hobby, being efficient can make your hobby much more enjoyable. Record keeping helps accomplish that. Now I just need to work on organizing my ceramics room and sewing area. :)
See you in two weeks! Only 16 weeks until the irises start blooming!