Garden Planner Inspired by Grandma

The Garden Planner Organize

My grandma always said you need three books to survive this life, a bible, cookbook and garden book.  The first two made sense and when she passed her handwritten cookbook went to the next generation.

I was a little confused on the importance of a garden book, but she was persistent and started one for me when I was around 10.  She often asked if I was writing in my book; I remember thinking….”I’m just a kid!”  It’s unfortunate but at the time I didn’t understand or appreciate the value she was sharing.

Documenting my garden journey has always been a struggle.  Several years ago, I started a new book, my intentions were good but many times I would forget, skip a season, and end up frustrated.  I found she was right, it’s difficult to remember details from one season to the next; it became clear a garden book was necessary.

So, I decided to spice up my existing book with printable pages that were inviting, practical and easy to use.  These pages got me excited about recording my efforts and if grandma were here today she would love this idea being the first to get started printing her own.

The Garden Planner


About the Garden Planner Pages

This Garden Planner welcomes the opportunity to create your own Book.  When you purchase this pack, you receive 2 introduction pages and 16 prints, beginning with two covers.  One cover is complete with images and the other is blank for your garden images.

This is the beginning of a Garden Up Green Book so make sure you include your name and take ownership.

From there the pack continues with pages ready to print, these pages are simplified and easy to use. I love this because I’m an active person and sitting drives me nuts, I incorporate my phone to calculate the numbers and insert the correct dates so I can move on with other things.

Additional Page Titles Include

  • Garden Expenses, Journal and Notes
  • Perennial, Annual and Herb Profile
  • Goals and Goal Worksheet
  • Fall and Spring Planting
  • Maintenance package – Includes 4 ways to organize and remember your efforts – I Love this section!

Printable Garden Planner

3 Ring Binder Assembly

The advantage of printing your own planner is you can print what you want as many times as you like and store these pages in a three-ring binder.  I bet you already have a binder in your desk; if you don’t Staples has a nice selection between $3 or $10.

Use a hole punch and include clear slipcovers for additional protection so you can refer to these pages each planting season. I decided to use a hole punch and when the page is finished I add it to a slip cover.



The Garden Planner Organize

This planner book is inspired by grandma constantly telling me to write things down.  So, imagine years’ worth of hand written garden notes, images from your beautiful space all safe in one place.

What could you possibly do with such a book?  Well my friend this is the best part…. Simply pass is on to the next generation of gardeners in your family, this could be your son, daughter or grandchild.  It could even be a special friend…

I have found gardening is an adventure and no matter how many years or months you’ve been active you can appreciate the learning never ends.  With this Garden Up Green book you now have a place where those years of experience can be recorded and enjoyed for generations. It’s my hope this new resource is a blessing and I can hardly wait to hear how it’s helped improve your gardening journey.

Get your Garden Planner Here – It’s affordable and after you purchase the next step is to download, print, and enjoy!

Thank you all for being a part of Garden Up Green.

 Easy To Use Garden Printables




  1. Karen says:

    This is such a fantastic resource! I can testify to the fact that record-keeping is so helpful, but also easy to drop by the wayside in the rush of the season. I’ve had more than a few seasons of great intentions, and shallow follow through – mostly because I didn’t have a good system of record keeping.
    Your planner is beautiful and would make the task enjoyable, but I especially love the heritage-building potential it has built right in. Like you, I have lots of special and fond memories with my grandma, but she passed away when I was only 10 and I didn’t have the maturity or wisdom at that age to realize the value of much of what she told and taught me, and sadly, I have forgotten much of it. Having written notes from her garden journey would be priceless to me!
    But…I can begin now laying that foundation for my kids and future grandchildren! Thank you for offering such a great resource. I’m excited to get started recording my gardening experience for reference each year, and to pass down to my family!

    1. Carole says:

      I’m so glad you like it!! I’ve really struggled in this department but my memory isn’t what it use to be so now it’s time to get serious. This morning I started recording some things from this year’s spring planting and I have to say it went so much faster than previous years. Your book will be a gem to share with the next generations, people forget what treasures these types of things are and it’s never to later or to early to begin one. Enjoy and thank you taking the time to share today..

  2. Patti says:

    Hi Carole,

    What a great resources. It’s so true. I am always writing things done from one year to the next and my notes are all over the place. Having one main binder would be the perfect solution. I especially like the idea of being able to pass it down to a family member or loved one in the future.

    1. Carole says:

      I agree sharing with the next generation is really neat…

  3. Jemma says:

    Just love that your Grandma continues to be such an inspiration to you! What a useful tool and tribute to her.
    I am a big note taker and this is such a great tool for being organized and also a great way to reflect on what was!
    Happy Gardening my friend,

    1. Carole says:

      Hello Jemma -I just came in from doing an outdoor project for next week and wow is it ever hot out there, not sure what I was thinking going outside in the heat of the day. I agree I’m very fortunate that she continues to inspire me even after all these years.. She definitely left me with a wonderful legacy.. Something to think about as we go through life..
      I recently started writing in that journal you gave me… Has been a blessing…
      Hope you have a great weekend – Carole

  4. Botanic Bleu says:

    Your garden planner looks wonderful. Over the years I have sporadically begun notes about my yard and gardens, but never continued from year to year. Your pages look beautiful and inspiring.


    1. Carole says:

      Thank you Judith – Note taking has always been my biggest struggle now with these easy to use pages it goes really fast.

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