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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

Annual Plant Profiles and Reviews

Vegetable Gardening

Herb Gardening

Greenhouse Gardening

Plant Propagation In The Home Garden

Organic Gardening Tips and Techniques

Landscaping You Can Succeed With

Organic Lawn Care - pet and kid friendly

Tips and Techniques 

Practical Pruning Tips

Garden Pictures

Flowering Vines

Making Great Garden Soil

Online Gardening Courses

Great Garden Tools

Garden Videos I've Made

Practical Organic Weed Control

Pond Design and Practical Operation

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
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.
Products I test all kinds of things in the garden - some I buy, some are sent to me for testing. Here are the results.
Perennials Too many perennials turn out to be duds. I ask readers to help me review good perennials too.

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Recent Articles

  1. Practical Landscaping Ideas

    Nov 22, 14 08:04 AM

    Landscaping ideas, frugal gardening tips from readers and author Doug Green's garden building

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  2. 9 Principles of Cottage Garden Design

    Nov 21, 14 11:19 AM

    9 important principles of do-it-yourself cottage garden design and the most important is relax into it

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  3. Plant Lists and Design Tips for Butterfly Gardens

    Nov 19, 14 05:21 PM

    A plant list, simple design plan, video and tips for designing and maintaining butterfly gardens for you and your children's garden.

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  4. Six Tips for Container Tomato Gardening Success

    Nov 17, 14 04:21 PM

    Six tips for container tomato gardening success including soils, pot sizes, feeding and staking

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  5. Practical Greenhouse Gardening Tips From An Experienced Nurseryman

    Nov 17, 14 10:42 AM

    A listing of articles on greenhouse gardening for the home hobby greenhouse from garden author Doug Green

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  6. Garden On! Moving Forward From Here

    Nov 15, 14 08:43 AM

    Garden author Doug Green returns from his social media 99 Days of Facebook exile with renewed energy and new plans

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  7. Everything You Want To Know About Perennial Flowers

    Nov 11, 14 10:58 AM

    Everything you want to know about growing perennial flowers from garden author Doug Green

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