Gardening Questions and Organic Garden Information

Doug Green
If you want to ask gardening questions or 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.

The Unedited Head Gardener

My blog where I tell you what I really think about a variety of subjects, gardens I've visited and books I've read.

Perennial Flowers

Here's where I tell you how to succeed with perennial flowers. "Friends don't let friends plant annuals." :-)


Garden compost is the single most important thing you can add to your garden. Here's what you need to know

Container Gardening

Yes, you can grow darn near any plant in a container with a bit of attention to details

Landscaping Ideas

I'm a bit of a heretic in that I believe gardeners can build great landscapes themselves - here are the starting points

Backyard Ponds

I've built a pond, large or small, in every garden I've ever had. Can't decide where to build it in this one yet but it's coming.

Plant Propagation

The techniques are fairly simple if you follow these guidelines, you can produce all the plants you need

Garden Pictures

Thousands of pictures - shared by readers and Doug for dreaming and inspriation. You can add to them.

Organic Flower Gardening

Organic flower gardening indeed but much more including vegetables and techniques

Online Gardening Courses

Courses I've run for readers - no longer doing so but left the information there.

Garden Tools

I love great gardening tools and here's what I really think about some others

Ask Gardening Questions

I do answer gardening questions but I've slowed way down now I'm mostly retired. Thanks for understanding

Latest Articles

These are the latest 10-15 pages posted here on my garden website.

perennial flower garden

Our front perennial garden border. Summer 2012 before the backhoes hit.

Feb 21, 2015

Twenty Steps To Build A Pond

Here are the twenty steps to build a pond - explained with pictures

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Feb 16, 2015

How To Succeed With Dry Shade Gardening

How to succeed with dry shade gardening or at least minimize the damage and/or know when to not even try

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Feb 15, 2015

The Gardening Zone Map Isn't Carved In Stone

how to understand the gardening zone map, use it and links to find your unique garden zone based on your US zip code

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Feb 15, 2015

3 Ideas for Front Garden Design

Three ideas for a front garden design with pictures for dreaming from garden author Doug Green

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Feb 15, 2015

A Superb Front Yard Pond Design

A front yard pond design with pictures and plant ideas for this pond landscaping, comes with warnings

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Feb 15, 2015

Advantages and Disadvantages of Raised Bed Gardens

Advantages and disadvantages of raised bed gardening written by gardening author Doug Green

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Feb 15, 2015

Two Small Garden Ideas for Landscaping Fountains

Two ideas for landscaping fountains with pictures for do it yourself backyard garden landscaping.

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Feb 15, 2015

Deceptively Simple Backyard Landscaping Ideas

Five thoughts about backyard landscaping ideas with links to ideas from Doug's readers.

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Feb 02, 2015

Two Easy Ways For Feeding Water Lilies

Two easy ways of feeding water lilies - the modern and old-fashioned (but effective) that really work

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Jan 29, 2015

Thing I Know For Sure Jan 2015

Gardening author Doug Green's online gardening diary - what he knows for sure on Jan 2015

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