It has been such a fun year getting our project  - The Gardening Journal  - from an idea to a published book! The layout and the designing! The printing and its own great website! It has been just as fun using it while planning our gardens month-by-month – watching what grows!

Up until now, The Gardening Journal has been really only given to friends and family to use and recommend. Then we have had a few garden buddies as customers spreading the word. Christine and I were quite happy to just print The Gardening Journal for ourselves every year, but thought, after all,  that it would be nice to share this with our gardening blogger friends.

Well, we have now made it into the top gardening magazines in South Africa! In the December 2011 Issue! Yeay!

SA Garden Magazine

It says: “FAB FINDS” – Designed for green fingers, this month-by-month journal is not tied to any given year. There is space for what is growing and blooming, what to plant, gardening chores, notes, shopping lists, a page for drawings or photos and an overview at the end of each month. There is also a plant identification section. The journal is printed on eco-friendly paper. Available at nurseries and bookstores, or order online at www.thegardeningjournal.co.za

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The Gardener Magazine

We are first in the list of “… a few of our favourites”……..It says: “The Gardening Journal – Erratic methods of journaling led Barbara and Christine of the www.thegardeningblog.co.za to design a journal that can be used for writing notes on what is happening in the garden. To order visit www.newvoices.co.za or www.thegardeningblog.co.za”

We are also very proud that we have now been able to stock the Stodels Nurseries with The Gardening Journal. So, get yourselves to your nearest Stodels Nursery (branches are in Bellville, Kenilworth, Milnerton) and buy your copy of The Gardening JournalNOW! Or if you already have a copy, it is a really great gift idea!

Gardening is such a rewarding pastime and can bring out the creative strengths in all of us! We wish to share ours with you!

Happy Gardening xxx