Gardening Information You Can Trust


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.

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perennial flower garden

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