Great Gardens and Garden Plant Success Starts Here

Doug Green
I'm Doug Green, a semi-retired nurseryman who used to produce 1600 varieties of perennials and 6-800- 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.

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

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


Organic Vegetable Gardening

Practical organic vegetable gardening techniques I've been using for over 35 years in my garden. What works and what doesn't

Herb Gardening Demystified

We have several herb gardens and grow them in containers because there are few things that spice up food like fresh herbs right from your own organic garden

Pests and Problems

Insect identification and control tips along with solving plant problems of all kinds


Been there, grown those. Wrote two books. Love the fragrance. Here's how I do it.

Flower Bulbs

With a little careful planning, you can have flowering bulbs almost year round

Flowering Vines

If you need privacy or vertical gardening for even more flowers, here are the plants

Gardening Ebooks

I've written almost 30 gardening ebooks and here they are all in one spot

Growing Fruit

If you think your vegetables taste good, you need to taste your own garden fruit

Growing Shrubs

Here are the latest bits of garden research and information about planting and maintaining garden shrubs.

Turning Garden Plants Into Houseplants

There are some plants that will indeed live both indoors and outdoors and some that won't.

Garden Pictures

Reader submitted garden pictures and a massive rebuilding of picture galleries here

Annual Flowers

Annuals are the blowsy vamps of the garden world giving us over the top colour

Gardening Questions

Do a search. If you can't find what you're looking for, ask here. But read the instructions first.

What's New?

These are the latest pages I've published on the site - from insect id to articles

rose 'About Face

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.

diaper gel beads in the garden

Have you seen or tried, and what do you think about the absorbable material in diapers (the tiny gel beads that swell when liquid is introduced) being

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Organic Weed Control

Organic weed control including recipes for doing it yourself

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Planting, Harvesting, Stopping Cabbage From Splitting and Other Garden Tricks

How to grow cabbage successfully in the backyard vegetable garden from planting to stopping them from splitting using this old technique

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Everything You Need to Know About Growing Rhubarb From Planting To Harvesting

Gardening tips on how to grow rhubarb along with harvesting tips and timing

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Bright Green Caterpillar in my top soil

This bright green caterpillar, between 1-2 inches in length, is nesting or hanging out in my top soil on my flower farm. I was weeding a bed and started

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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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Feeding Roses For Maximum Growth and Flowering

How to feed roses - tea, shrub and container growing - for maximum flowering and health

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How to Grow Watercress Even If You Don't Have A Stream

Starting, growing and harvesting watercress in soil and saucers of water so you can do this even if you don't have a backyard waterfall and stream

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Four Tips for Growing and Pruning Rosemary in the Herb Garden

Four tips to help you grow a great rosemary plant, from starting to growing conditions to pruning in herb garden containers

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Five Hints for Growing Culinary Herbs in the Backyard Garden

Five starter tips for growing culinary herbs with links to individual herb plants from garden author Doug Green

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