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The Gardening Journal in the News

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

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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 to design a journal that can be used for writing notes on what is happening in the garden. To order visit or”

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

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The new Gardening Journal

We have to show you all our new addition to the Gardening Blog. Because we are still new to this gardening phenomena, we really needed somewhere to write all the stuff we had to remember and all the chores we need to do.  All the bits of paper we scribble on wasn’t practical because now you need a folder of sorts. So that doesn’t really work – you need something portable and compact.  Like a paperback book!  We could not find a  gardening journal ANYWHERE that we could say was easy-to-use and practical. We hunted around and decided – hey, why don’t we create our OWN gardening  journal. So, through New Voices Publishing, we have published our own book – THE GARDENING JOURNAL and here we share it with you!

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It is full of places to draw, make notes, create shopping lists, add gardening chores, write reviews and nursery contact  information and also write down your research on what plants you like and what to plant in your garden – all on a monthy basis.  It is with me all the time!! Everything that I want to jot down or refer to is right here, in my journal!!

Title: The Gardening Journal
ISBN: 978-1-920411-58-9
Authors: Christine Searle and Barbara Mueller of The Gardening Blog
Cover design: Kristen Barrett of ScarlettDesign
Price: TBA

It is such a useful tool for any gardener who is serious about gardening! It is beautiful and compact and a must have!

We are going to make it available soon!