Along with your notes about plants, it’s also really helpful to draw diagrams of your garden. Once everything dies back, it can be difficult to remember exactly what is planted where. If you draw a map of your garden, you will remember exactly where your Astilbe lives and just how many Daffodils you planted. This is also a great tool for planning your spring garden, since you’ll know where there are open areas to plant!
Garden Journal Tip: If you find it hard to remember to write in your garden journal, try writing in it on each holiday of the year, starting with New Year's Day. You'll hit dates throughout the gardening season if you write on St. Patrick's Day, Earth Day, Memorial Day, Father's Day, The Fourth Of July, Labor Day, Indigenous Peoples Day, and Halloween. If you write in your garden journal on the holidays, you'll definitely have enough information to reflect on the gardening season at the end of the year.