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Doug Green
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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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.



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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How To Grow Autumn Crocus or Colchicum

Autumn crocus are one of the fall's flower bulb garden highlights and one of my favorite bulbs says garden author Doug Green

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Growing Tips for Osteospermum: Full Sun and Tough

Osteospermum is a full sun annual flower that's frost resistant and will be one of your last blooming plants every year

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Seven Techniques for Controlling Deer in the Home Garden Plus Recipes

A listing of seven different options for controlling deer in the home garden, from deer repellenats to fencing along with traditional control recipes

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Bidens Is A Superb Container Plant

Bidens is a superb plant for container gardening if you need a bright yellow heavy bloomer

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Bright Green Caterpillar in my top soil (Cutworm)

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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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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