I loved reading what Garden Blogger Bloom Day means to different people, including that it serves a record-keeping purpose for many of you. Plus, it's just fun to do.
For record-keeping there's also the not-so-beautiful but reliable bar graph, a wonderful vehicle for conveying information. Each block in the graph represents one week of bloom, and as a group they clusters plants that bloom at the same time in a way that's really easy to grasp. Each border or garden area has its own graph.
The result: I can see what times of the season there's not enough blooming going on. When people ask to see something in bloom I can give them a good approximation of the dates. And so on. This first and only version in 2002, four pages in all, has served me well.Posted by Susan Harris on January 15, 2009 at 6:01 am, in the category It's the Plants, Darling.