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.

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my pot garden

The soil in my yard is very full of rocks and is very poor, so we made the choice to garden only in pots, and in raised beds. This is the 7th year I

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Three real uses of coffee grounds in the garden

There so much misinformation about what coffee grounds in the garden really do - here's the simple answer

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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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perennial flower garden

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