Welcome to my gardening website - where I review plants and products, run gardening courses for readers and generally have a great time sharing my gardening "stuff".
I'm Doug Green, a 30-year nursery veteran, award-winning book author, and (I'm told) :-) a good gardener who shares a ton of stuff with readers to help them learn to garden better.
There are over 6000 pages of information on these sites - and you can find a lot either through the search boxes on the top right of each page.
Herb Garden Container - 2012 Garden
Finally, you're going to find Question and Answer forms as well as
reader-submissions forms on almost every page throughout the site where
you can either ask questions, upload pictures or help other gardeners.
You can sign up for updates to all the major content areas (top right hand box) , sign up 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 and answer your questions.
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.
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"When I married Mr. Loudon, it is scarcely possible to imagine a person more completely ignorant than I was, of every thing relating to plants and gardening; and, as may be easily imagined, I found every one about me so well acquainted with the subject, that I was soon heartily ashamed of my ignorance. My husband, of course, was quite anxious to teach me as I was to learn, and it is the result of his instructions that I now (after ten years experience of their efficacy) wish to make public for the benefit of others."
Mrs. J.C. Loudon
Gardening for Ladies and Companion to the Flower Garden 1843
(The widowed Mrs. Loudon wrote to support herself and I quote her in my book 'Gardening Wisdom')
the best way to improve soil.
Container Gardening |
any plant you like
between courses unfortunately.
what you need to know
do it yourself tricks
Organic Gardening |
healthy living and eating
Organic Lawn Care |
kid and pet-friendly lawns
only if you want free plants
where you dream
you control plants, not the other way
is the heart of gardening
Tips and Hints|
wide range of info
I love good tools
showing the tricks I use
Organic weed control techniques and recipes
|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.|
|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