I'm Glad You Decided To Check Out My Gardening Website
If you're looking for solid how-to organic gardening tips along with practical plant reviews and product tests, you've hit the right website.
I'm Doug Green, a semi-retired nurseryman and award winning author 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.
I have several gardening rules I'd like to share with you.
Doug's Gardening Rule #1
You only have to feed your plants if you want flowers, leaves or fruit.
Doug's Gardening Rule #2
If you're not having fun, you're doing something wrong
Doug's Gardening Rule #3
Plants die. Life happens.
Doug's Gardening Rule #4
There's a full spreader load of BS on the Internet about gardening.
Doug's Gardening Rule #5
If you don't like a plant, dig it up and give it away. Life is too short for disappointments
Doug's Gardening Rule #6
Any plant smaller than I am is willing to be moved somewhere else in my garden - whether it thinks it's willing or not.
Doug's Gardening Rule #7
Gardening isn't rocket science.
Doug's Gardening Rule #8
Learn how to water properly. If you can do that, you can grow anything.
Doug's Gardening Rule #9
See Rule #2.
How To Identify and Control Algae In Your Pond
How to identify the three kinds of algae in your pond and control each of them
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Don't Use Landscape Fabric
Don't use landscape fabric, lessons from the garden trenches and Doug Green
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A Quote from Helen Keller
Helen Keller quote, The best and most beautiful things in the world...
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A Recipe for a Homemade Garlic Spray You Can Make In Your Kitchen for Insect and Disease Control
A home made recipe for garlic spray for deer repelling or general garden use you can easiy make yourself in the kitchen
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Centaurea or Bachelor Buttons: A Spreading Thug or Lovely Plant?
Centaurea or Bachelor buttons is one of the fast-growing, spreading daisy-like blue flowers in the early summer perennial garden
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Don't Make The Mistake I Did When Buying Garden Plants This Spring
Don't make this mistake (I did) when buying garden plants this spring.
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Plants for Butterfly Gardens for both Larva and Adult Butterflies
Suggested plants for designing butterfly gardens for both the larvae and the adult butterfies along with building and maintenance tips
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Should I Add Garden Soil To My Garden
Beginner gardeners often ask whether they should add garden soil to improve their garden. Here's what Doug says
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What It Takes To Grow Great Primula
What you have to do in order to grow this charming spring blooming perennial flower.
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backyard picture contest
Backyard picture contest with hundreds of entries (contest is now over but garden pictures remain)
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Our front perennial garden border. Summer 2012 before the backhoes hit.