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Do you forget what it is you planted, where and when?  I do, so I needed to compile a graph to list and keep track of items related to my own yard and garden efforts.  It is like a compass to remind me of what I planted, and if I need more information about the plant. 
The graph chart below lists items related to my yard and garden.  It helps me to keep track of what I have planted and projects I am undertaking or plan to undertake.   It helps me to jog my memory and serves to give me an at a glance look at where I have been, where I am now and where I intend to go with my yard and garden.

2006 Spring/Summer season.

The chart isn't working quite so well for me. Using this space to list plants purchased this year;

- Eastern Snowball (bush/shrub) front yard

- Mugho Pine (2) Pumilio mugo pine front raised bed

- Hosta (Honeybells) side flower bed

- Achilbe (2) lower shaded rock garden and new wheelbarrow garden under maple tree

- Poker Plant lower shaded rock garden

- Coral Bells - Lilly of the Valley lower shaded rock garden

- Elephant ear lower shaded rock garden

- Primrose Beauty - Potentilla Futicosa (evergreen shrub/bush - creamy yellow flowers) upper sunny rock garden

- Rock Rose (evergreen shrub/bush) upper sunny rock garden

- Dwarf Periwinkle (evergreen perennial ground cover) upper sunny rock garden meant to trail down by fenceline

- Little Princess Spirea (shrub/bush)

- Hebe (check variety - tag said 'la favourite'

- Rubus - Emerald Carpet (ground cover - part shade)

- Sedum Gracile (evergreen w/ white flowers, red in summer)

- Nordic Holly (sun - sedum?)

- Southernwood Artemisia Abrotanum (sun, bitter lemon leaves, use in vinegar and salads)

- Sedum Aizoon (yellow flowers 10" long)

- Wormwood Artemisia - Oriental Limelight (sun 3-4' tall)

- Ice Plant (succulent purple/pink flowers ground cover) upper rock garden

- Cardinal Flower (perennial, part shade, poisonous)

- Verbena - Homestead Purple (spreading perennial, sun) upper rock garden

- curly grass (name not known, twisty, curly grass like plant)

- Guardian Delphinium (slugs ate it)

- Coleus - three varieties

- Hibiscus - Luna Red (2) (perennial) front window bed

- Sedum - Autumn Joy (2, one in 2005, one in 2006) upper rock garden

- Tree Mallow (evergreen perennial shade, delicate everblooming pink flowers) new shade garden in wheelbarrow under maple tree

- Bleeding Heart (bush) new shade garden in wheelbarrow under maple tree

- Close out nursery sale - Grayland - scented geraniums, peppermint, orange thyme, asters and ? = planted in white stemmed flower pots

- Geraniums (3) in rose pink shades, (4) in gold and rust shades

- Heather (3) upper rock garden, and two in camellia flower bed border

- Spring/Autumn Heather (4) whiskey barrel, indoors, and 2 in camellia flower bed border

- new whiskey barrel = Eucalyptus tree; foxglove; heather; beach transplants; yellow oriental poppy, spring heather

- new whisky barrel - upright = sedums, and surrounded on sides - need central core plant specimens and then extend this part of the growing out of barrell garden into grass yard.

- Eucalyptus tree - front yard

- Rose of Sharon - 5 dry root plants from Mom - not seeing anything

- Pussywillow tree propagation from Mom seems to have taken. She calls it pussywillow tree = ?

- Propagate experiments this year didn't work out using the root cutting formula. 2 Cotton lavender propagates seems to have taken.

- Lilac tree; lost two trunks over winter and new sturdy trunk is growing up from center

- Fuschia bush cut back severely and did not suffer - can be cut back severely annually

- vegetable garden was a bust this year - slugs!!! Ate 3 plantings of seeds = zuchinni, cucumbers, squash. Beets grew well and big this year. Tomato plants did well enough. Peas and carrots did well enough. Problem = old seeds and driest summer on record with no rain.

- Comfrey/borage planted 3 yrs ago continues to return annually. This year popped up everywhere inside vegetable garden bed and rock garden. Research = these are invasive and impossible to totally rid - underground root spreading system


  • Delphinium
  • Asiatic Lillies
  • Calla Lilly
  • Daisies
  • Carnation
  • Snapdragon
  • pansies
  • dusty miller
  • iris
  • gladiolas
  • calendula orange flowers
  • primroses
  • ranunculous flowers, red, yellow, white
  • tulips
  • daffodils
  • Dwarf Blazing Star
  • Foxglove
  • Creeping Buttercups

  see more at Perennials

  • pansies
  • petunias
  • cosmos
  • sunflowers
  • marigolds
  • strawflowers
  • geraniums
  • allysum
  • baby's breath .. white flowers
  • begonias

  see more at Annuals

Bulbs and Rhizones
  • iris
  • calla lillies
  • asian lillies
  • easter lillies
  • gladiolas
  • hosta
  • hosta type in planters
  • tulips..lost them, didn't produce again

see more at Bulbs and Rhizones

  • Harry Lauder Walking Stick Tree
  • Monkey Puzzle Tree
  • Maple
  • Weeping Norway Spruce 
  • Evergreens
  • Blue Spruce
  • 10 dry root seedlings Natl Arbor membership
  • Weeping Cherry - Mt Fuji white blossoms 2006
  • Apple Tree - hybrid with 3 apple varieties 2006
Shrubs and Bushes
  • Rhodedendrons = 8
  • barberry, a small tree or shrub w vivid yellow blossoms and red berries
  • Hydrangea = 3
  • Lilac
  • Fuschia Tree
  • juniper
  • Weeping Norway Spruce
  • Lacey Leaf Japanese Red Maple, not dwarf
  • Forsythia

see more at Bushes and Shrubs



  • Lavendar = 11

  • Rosemary = 3

  • Oregano = 3

  • Sage = 2

  • Basil (annual)

  • Marjoram

  • Yarrow

  • Parsley

  • Chives

  • Sweet Woodruff

  • Mint(several varieties)

  • Catnip

  • Salt and Spice herb (annual)

  • Tarragon

  • Stevia(sweet - sugar substitute)

  • Orange Thyme (several plants)
  • Lemon Balm
  • Lemon Mint

see more at Herbs

Vegetable Garden
  • Radishes (Good)
  • Lettuce (Good)
  • Spinach (Good, but won't grow it again)
  • Onions (Good)
  • Tomatoes (Great)
  • Corn (Good)
  • Zucchini Squash (Great)
  • Summer Squash (Great)
  • Acorn and Winter Squash (Great)
  • Pumpkins (Great)
  • Cucumbers (Great)
  • Cauliflower (way too big a plant, won't grow it again)
  • Wax beans (Great)
  • Eggplant (didn't grow, season too short?)
  • Watermelon (didn't grow, season too short or not hot enough?)
  • Green Peppers (Great)



Same as above with new additions;

  • Beets
  • Turnips
  • Snap Peas
  • Green Beans
  • Elephant Garlic
  • Carrots
  •  Lima Beans


  • Strawberries = 6 in 2004 (3 lived, bought 3 more 2005)


see more at Strawberries

Compost and Fertilizer
  • kitchen compost, scraps
  • purchased bags compost
  • Used Sam's last year. Miracle Gro this year
  • Using purchased top soil both years, split bag one year; garden space this year

Seeds and Preserving Seeds
  • Sunflowers
  • Green Pepper
  • Cucumber
  • Zucchini

see more at Seeds, Preserving Seeds

Preserving Produce from the Garden

  • 1 miniature in 2004 w/ red, pink, coral roses on one bush
  • 3  packaged root climbing roses 2004, 1 yellow Peace Rose, 1 traditional climber with small pink roses and 1 hasn't bloomed yet so don't remember it's rose color yet.
  • Bought 3 more packaged root rose bushes 2005 coral, yellow and pink roses (coral rose plant died off)
  • Bought 2 more packaged root rose bushes 2006 - small bloom yellow climber - replace coral rose front windows

see more at Roses

Indoor Plants
  • Spider plants
  • Jade plant
  • Rattail cactus (died)
  • Flowering cactus
  • Philodendrom
  • Scheffelaria (bush size now, 5 yrs old)

          Zones, Planting Seasons,

Calendar In the Sunset Western Garden Book (1996, 2001, Sunset Pub. Corp., Menlo Park, Calif.), the western U.S. is divided into 24 Climate Zones. These Climate Zones do NOT correspond to the USDA Hardiness Zones.

            Zone 5

Marine Influence Along the Northwest Coast Mild ocean air bring relatively warm winters in this Zone. Minimum temperatures range from 28o to 1o F, although in some year a "big freeze" can cause considerable damage to plants. Zone 5 extends from the Puget Sound area in Washington, including Seattle and Tacoma, south along the Pacific Coast to north of Brookings, Oregon, including Astoria, Newport, Coos Bay.

  • Harry Lauder Walking Stick Tree = 3, already 2 died, premature cutting away from mother
  • Spider plants
  • Yarrow, volunteers from seed blowing

Garden Journal
see more at My Garden Journal

Decorating Yard n Garden
  • old shoes, planter
  • storebought stakes w/ ornaments
  • decorative trellis = 2
  • windchimes
  • swirls
  • stepping stones

 See More at   Decorating Yard and Garden



Tips, Hints and Articles
  • cut back iris to flag shape August

 See more at           Hints, Tips and Good Ideas

Weeds and Pests
  see more at Weeds and Pests

 Crafts from the Garden

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--Beware of Snapdragons--

--Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade--
--My husband said if I buy any more perennials he would leave me...gosh, I'm going to miss that man!--