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I'm Doug Green, a semi-retired nurseryman who used to produce 1600 varieties of perennials and 600-800 varieties of annuals every spring in my nursery and garden center.

My objective with both of my websites is to help you have a better garden using organic methods and to provide you with honest, accurate information that's based on what really works and not just what the Internet says.

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Note there's a search bar on the bottom of most pages so you can find the answers you're looking for.

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The navigation bar at the top will take you to a ton of articles on those subjects

If you don't find what you're looking for on this site, you may find it on my Doug Green's Garden website


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We named our old nursery after this Shaker hymn and in 1998 when I shut down the nursery to write full time, I kept the website.

Recent Posts

greenish-black or brownish-black insect, 6 legs

I found two dead bugs in my garage today (5/27). The curved back is greenish-black or brownish-black. The underside is brown. The six legs are a glossy

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Grey Caterpillar with Black Spots

Hi Moni, I have this horrible caterpillar infestation on what I think is an Abelia. Every may after the shrub has flowered all leaves are completely devoured

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shiny Black and red beetle

This insect mimics a milk weed beetle.

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Orange Insects Page 1

These are mostly orange insects with orange the predominant color for help in insect identifcation you can upload your pictures here

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Brownish/colored insect

This was in my nieces backyard in Columbia Heights, Minnesota, Hennepin County. She was gardening and saw this and took a picture which I have uploaded

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How To Solve The Worst Two Tomato Problems

Two of the common tomato problems (black bottoms and cracks) with links to tomato blight article

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Green Insects Page 2

Get your green insects identified by a trained entomologist and check out all the other insects already identified here

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The Beginners Guide To Growing Great Tasting Tomatoes

The beginners guide to growing great tasting tomatoes - almost everything you need to know from garden author Doug Green

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How To Grow and Store Dahlia Bulbs for Heavy Flowering

Dahlia bulbs are easy to grow and store, here are garden bulb book author Doug Green's recommendations

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How To Keep Hardy Cyclamen Alive and Growing

Hardy cyclamen are wonderful small plants for the fall blooming shade garden, here's how to grow them from flower bulb book author Doug Green

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