Theme – Garden

Theme – Garden

As summer is getting a bit cooler, nature will soon be getting ready for its dormant winter (at least, in the Northern hemisphere). But throughout the summer, many people tend to their garden, from early spring with seedlings to late fall for harvest. Do you document your garden activities? Let's have a look at a few angles to scrapbook about your garden.

Flowers

Although this might be the most obvious way to capture images of your garden, it is still one of the most colorful. Take pictures of those white, red, pink, yellow flowers. Take a wide angle shot or a close up!

Spring-Shellby
Layout by Shellby Joslin

 

Veggie garden

After working for the whole summer, don't you want to showcase the result of all that work? Have a look at how tall those plants got. Yes, tender loving care can do that.

Layout by Joyce Korenuk
Layout by Joyce Korenuk

Herb garden

Yes, you can grow herbs in your garden (and in some cases, you can grow some inside if your growing season is too short in your area). And why not get the kids into it too? At least, those plants are often "pint size", perfect for smaller gardeners.

Layout by Melo Vrijhof
Layout by Melo Vrijhof

 

Water garden

There is more than just flower gardens and veggie gardens. You can have water gardens, or even rock garden. Different styles and different purposes too. Even though I don't have a green thumb or the time to take care of a garden, I still love to look at them and appreciate all the work that goes into caring for them.

Layout by Chris Allport
Layout by Chris Allport

 

Kids

Whether they are helping you with sowing, watering, weeding, or harvesting, kids can be helpful, and it would be a great way for them to be introduced to the cycle of life, to some food they might not always see in the various "growing" form, and the basic principle of gardening.

Layout by Fiona Lee
Layout by Fiona Lee

 

Of course, kids in the garden does not ALWAYS mean helpful presence. Sometimes, kids just love to look and play (and maybe sometimes, pick something they shouldn't?). But you will always have the smile of a child discovering something in that garden.

Layout by Chris Allport
Layout by Chris Allport

 

Public garden

Whether you don't have room or time or inclination to grow a garden, you can always find some public gardens to enjoy. Those can often be larger than you would be able to handle, have flowers that are more delicate and require more care than you can give, or have super unique features that are just above and beyond what most individual gardeners can do and maintain (let's say they usually have the staff and the budget for it!).

Layout by Lilian Jansen
Layout by Lilian Jansen

 

Equipment

We know how Mother Nature works her magic all summer long, but you will need to help her a bit. What equipment do you use? Do you have a special sprinkler system? Or unique tools you built? Document those too. Who knows what garden equipment will look like in 50 years!

Layout by Diane Campbell
Layout by Diane Campbell

 

Inhabitants

As much as we think of gardens as only plants (flowers or veggies) there is also some wildlife. Small ones, but they are there too, and they are important for the care of the garden. Whether it is ants airing the soil, bees pollenizing the plants, or maybe some unwanted snails, you will have some sooner or later, so you can document those too.

Layout by Ania Archer
Layout by Ania Archer

 

Harvest

After a whole summer of work over that garden, it will be time to harvest and enjoy the fruit of your labour (or the veggies), whether you will eat them fresh, or preserve them, is up to you, but you will be able to taste for yourself.

Layout from FJChickie
Layout from FJChickie

 

So what will your take be on scrapbooking your garden (or someone else's)? Be proud of your work in the garden. I wish I had the patience to grow one like those in the photos above.

cass-FoodDrawing-Chalk-250If you have your own garden to showcase, how about using some of these simple and fun chalk drawing? You can use them to embellish your pages, create banners with them, tags or others.

Simply click HERE to get those 10 fun drawings.

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