Just finished the final map for this year of the butterfly garden at hitchcock center. I used MS Word's drawing tools--specifically the autoshapes--for the plants, put ID numbers on them, and used different border and fill colors for the different plants. While this is not a perfect tool for mapping a garden, it's an accessible one and certainly easier than trying to do it with pencil and paper. It's easy to move plants around, add them, or delete them. I wanted something that would be helpful next spring when the same or a different crew is assigned to clean up the garden.
Friday, June 5, 2009
This is taken a day early, on June 5th. I see no sign of any real growth in size, but they look healthy and there's no sign of rotting or pests. They obviously made the transition from the flasks to community trays OK.