plants get names at last

I vaguely knew the names of most of the plants in my garden, but mainly saw them as particular sizes and colours for filling the latest gap.

Now I have (more or less) completed my database. I have listed 265 plants, their botanical names, common names, family, location in the garden and what part of the world they came from.

I have published these as pages on the blog's home page. As well as the lists, I use a page to describe part of the process of doing the project and what I needed to learn and understand about the classification of plants.

It's a new year, and maybe a new and more scientific phase in my evolution as a gardener?

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  1. I find it most satisfying identifying plants too. Its great that you are keeping such a thorough record of the garden!

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  2. CONGRATULATIONS Catmint! WEll Done!

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  3. I am not sure I understand? You have listed your garden plants with plant list? (Which looks like a very informational site that I have already bookmarked.) Or you have identified the plants in your garden using plant list? I thought of you in my recent post about PlantJotter. I remember you were inquiring about creating a plant list / database. This is the result? 265 plants – WOW!

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  4. I think your really going to be really savvy in scientific names. 265 plants in the list is a big group already. Congrats for finishing the task!

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  5. Well done. Though by the time you're done plants like Chysanthemum will have changed again. Drives me mad!

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  6. Dear Catmint, Congratulations on completing such a labour of love. And, only another 100 and you will have a plant for every day in the year!!
    You must feel very satisfied to have achieved this point. You are really building up a most interesting garden journal which will be such fun to revisit from time to time to note the progress along the way.

    I do so hope that you survived the terrible floods and that 2011 will be a great success in the garden!

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  7. A lot of hard work for sure! Congratulations. I should try doing the same too

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  8. What an impressive accomplishment! I used to keep better records on my plants and am sliding the other direction now. Nowadays I can't even keep my kids' names straight, so the plants have even less hope :-)

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  9. I'm impressed! I started a similar project back in December, but have since become distracted by my new allotment. You encourage me to keep at it, albeit a little bit at a time.

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  10. Hi Phoebe, thanks for the comment, fellow plant lover. It's exciting for me to start learning more systematically about plants.

    Hi Carol, thanks for your warm and encouraging comment.

    Hi TVF, I would have checked out plant jotter if I had known about it earlier. As I wrote on your blog, Bento has been OK except that I don't seem to be able to up or download the photos.

    Hi Steph, thanks - although it's like a first draft, it will never be really finished.

    Hi Hermes, your comment made me smile - everything changes all the times even the names!

    Hi Edith, welcome back to the blogosphere after your break. How funny, you're right - 265 is (nearly) a very significant number.

    Hi Fer, I don't think it's necessary to do this to enjoy your garden - after years and years of vagueness I suddenly felt driven to do this.

    Hi VW, yes, I think at your stage of motherhood it's probably more important to remember your kids names - lol, lol

    Hi Plantilicious, that's one way to manage it, just a little at a time (no hurry). What I had to tell myself was not to be too perfectionist - originally I wanted to put way more information in.

    Thanks for all your wonderfully helpful and encouraging comments, cm

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  11. A lot of work! I did the same earlier this month with my butterfly garden.. Hopefully it will help me remember the Latin names better, but that doesn't mean I'll know how to pronounce them!

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  12. Hi Rebecca, exactly ... cheers, catmint

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