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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. The Last Garden Pictures For 2014

    Oct 27, 14 11:48 AM

    The last garden pictures for 2014 as Doug Green admits the season is over.

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  2. Highway of Heroes

    Oct 26, 14 11:10 AM

    Corporal Nathan Cirillo's body recently travelled on this highway and Doug wanted to note his passing

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  3. Ignore Previous Post

    Oct 19, 14 10:02 AM

    It's one of those days - took a note from my file - published it - only to discover I'd published it before. ;-( So if you see a note for "fashionable gardening" - please ignore it. The original note…

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  4. How Hot Are Your Hot Peppers? A Guideline And Rating Scale

    Oct 08, 14 03:13 PM

    How hot are your hot peppers? Here's the relative scale of heat in peppers just so you know

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  5. Garden Tool Review of Winged Weeder Dutch Hoe

    Oct 08, 14 03:00 PM

    A practical garden tool review of the Winged Weeder Dutch Hoe from garden author Doug Green

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  6. What You Really Need To Know to Grow and Use Anise in the Home Herb Garden

    Oct 06, 14 02:34 PM

    Start your own anise seed, grow it on and tips and suggestions for how this herb has been successfully used right out of the herb garden

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  7. Practical Garden Tool Review of A Poulan Chainsaw

    Sep 29, 14 01:08 PM

    A practical garden tool review of Poulan Chainsaw that went south on me after only a few hours

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