How can it benefit anyone to have a garden Journal and Planner? If a Garden Journal and Planner is kept, it is easier to remember locations and varieties of plants, planted. Some plants lay dormant for years. If you have a large garden, it is easy to misplace species. If a gardener employs help, taking care of the garden is a simpler task for the hired party with a reference. A journal also makes way for planning the layout of a garden before the season starts.