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RE: garden documentation

so just what information do you list in your exel

anyone else do this? I started this about 5 years ago
and just never get around to updating or ..... I still
have a zillion envelopes of tags to enter...


--- Chris@widom-assoc.com wrote:

>  Dear All,
> The discussion of Ilex took me on a bit of a wild
> goose chase.  You see, I
> wanted to see just what Ilex cultivars I have in my
> garden.  So, I started
> looking through my image folders on my pc of each
> garden "room".  Well, I
> found many images that I hadn't gotten around to
> labeling yet.  So, I opened
> the spread sheet for one of the rooms.  Of course,
> it was barely just begun.
> Next, I pulled out my antiquated, but very
> serviceable shoebox file of
> plastic sandwich bags labeled with each garden's
> name.  Inside each bag are
> original garden tags, and sometimes an index card 
> or two with  plant names,
> of everything (at least that's the theory) in that
> garden.  Then I went back
> to the garden folder on my computer and the Excel
> spreadsheet and started
> filling in the blanks.  Of course, I found a few
> plants that I had to look
> up in the AHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. 
> Then I had to remove a few
> misplaced images.  While I was at it, I went in the
> few folders of images
> that had not yet been filed in their proper garden
> folder.  The only problem
> was that I guess I did file 75% already, so I had to
> check them all before
> deleting anything. The end result was that I made a
> file of Ilex cultivars
> and labeled the photos and prepared a spreadsheet
> for the "Pond Garden"!
> Along the way I noted that there are a lot of plants
> I still need images for
> in that garden.  I almost started to mark these on
> my spreadsheet, but
> decided I'd had enough for one night!  Maybe
> tomorrow I'll down size the
> Ilex images and put them on my web page.....
> Chris
> Long Island, NY
> Zone 7a (Average min temp 50 - 00)
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