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doug green

If you're looking for solid how-to gardening tips, organic gardening techniques along with practical plant reviews and product tests, you've hit the right website.

I'm Doug Green, a semi-retired nurseryman who used to grow 1600 varieties of perennials and 600-800 varieties of annuals and vegetables in my nursery before closing it down to write full time. I've been growing and passing along practical gardening information for over 35 years now and I'm happy to help you with organic gardening techniques that help make your garden a better place for you, your kids and pets.

You can sign up for site updates and for the gardening newsletter, watch gardening videos or browse and find the things that interest you.

Thanks for visiting and sharing your time with me - I hope I can help you be a better gardener.


p.s.  the site is being rebuilt and you may notice some differences in page navigation between pages as I add pictures and search capacity to every page.

Herb Garden Container

Herb Garden Container - 2012 Garden

Gardening Information You'll Be Able To Use

The Unedited Head Gardener - my blog where I tell you what I really think.

The Latest Articles - a listing of what's new on this site

Compost For Serious Soil Improvement

Practical Container Garden Success

Online Gardening Courses

Greenhouse Gardening

Landscaping You Can Succeed With

Organic Gardening Tips and Techniques

Organic Lawn Care - pet and kid friendly

Plant Propagation In The Home Garden

Garden Pictures

Practical Pruning Tips

Making Great Garden Soil

Tips and Techniques 

Great Garden Tools

Garden Videos I've Made

Practical Organic Weed Control

Pond Design and Practical Operation

Reviews From Doug's Experience

Books Hard as it may be to believe, I have way too many gardening books for the average person. Luckily I admit to my addiction. :-)
Gardens I've visited many more good gardens than I have uploaded and reviewed here but again, that's on the to-do list
Tools I want only the best tools that work and last. Here's what I really think
Products I test all kinds of things in the garden - some I buy, some are sent to me for testing. Here are the results.

plant reviews

Annuals There are some wonderful plants on the market and I'm uploading my test plot results as fast as I can now.
Perennials Too many perennials turn out to be duds. I ask readers to help me review good perennials too.
Shrubs These are backbone plants and you deserve nothing but the best. I look at a variety of shrubs I'm planting and review them for you.
Vegetable Garden Plant Reviews from modern hybrid award winners to heirlooms, I'll tell you how they grow and ask you to share your comments

My full sun cottage garden in year three