It's not quite gardening season here in Connecticut yet, but the days are getting warmer and I am just chomping at the bit to get out and plant some things. But this year I vow to remember to do something I always think of after the fact: document my gardens (especially my container gardens) as they grow.
Once the pots are overflowing with flowers it's easy to forget how much progress your plants have made and how empty they looked in spring. Having shots of how the pots looked when I first planted them really makes me feel like all the hard work was worthwhile. Some years I've had as many as 40 or 50 pots, so it's nice if I can look back and see just how much work I really did. So take time after you plant your garden beds and containers to do before-and-after shots.