“Arguably my garden has always been
the most important room of my house.”
I want to be out there every day, and fortunately, the Asheville, NC climate is amenable to that desire. In 2013, I built what I hope will be my last home, with the “aging in place” concept firmly directing design decisions. A major part of that project was knowing that I wanted (and needed!) an instant garden, professionally designed. Time is of the essence, as they say.
Nancy Duffy, founder and owner of Muddy Boots Garden Design, was hired. A plantsman with an artist’s eye, she has created garden rooms and spaces that bring such delight. But I am a detail geek, with a bent to documentation, photography, and maintaining folders of plant tags and sales receipts. Quickly I realized that I had more data and information than I was able to easily keep on my computer.
“I am a detail geek, with a bent to documentation, photography,
and maintaining folders of plant tags and sales receipts.”
Once again, Nancy and her husband Dennis, have created the perfect solution. Muddy Boots Plant Tags! A simple, complete system for logging plants, garden activities, observations, photographs, and garden projects, all in one easy-to-access location. No more sifting through folders, word files, or xcel spreadsheets!! No more unsightly plant tags getting lost in the mulch or fading from sunlight!!
“The perfect solution: Muddy Boots Plant Tags!”
Muddy Boots Plant Tags now has all my plant and garden history (three years of information now available on my iPad, iPhone, or laptop). Furthermore, any plants with a QR coded plant tag can be scanned on an iPhone while out in the garden for access to its entire record.
“In less than a week’s time, I was able to enter 373 plants,
60 of which have plant tags, and 330 photos,
representing three years of data.”
The process was a joy because it became a walk down memory lane. Seeing the barren landscape at the beginning and then seeing the results over time while uploading my photographs, gave me such a sense of pride and accomplishment. It was a cold and rainy December week, so my Muddy Boots Plant Tags project brought the outdoors inside for this garden nut.
“The process was a joy because it became
a walk down memory lane.”
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