This site is full of how-to, no-nonsense growing guides and I hope you'll be able to have a better garden after reading them. From annuals to right through to vines, I've written an article about it (or will if I've missed one you want covered). :-)
Perennials are not covered here, see the side navigation links for their own site.
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. I stopped doing that to write and have written 8 paper books and a growing number of e-books. Not to mention my three websites.
My objective here is to help you have a better garden so I've put forms on all main pages so you can ask for clarification about the articles or suggest changes. I hope you use those.
Tis a gift to be simple. Tis a gift to be free.
Tis a gift to come down where we ought to be.
And when we find ourselves in a place just right
T'will be in the valley of love and delight.
My nursery was named Simple Gifts Farm for this Shaker song and I kept the name for my plant website. Call me sentimental. :-)
|Annual Flowers are easy long-blooming plants for simple gardening.||Flower Bulbs you can have bulbs in bloom from spring to fall|
|Biological Pest Control we identify your insects here (hundreds of pics of identified insects already) and we tell you how to control some of the worst ones.||Houseplants Practical tips on growing houseplants you'll be able to use on almost all plants.|
|Growing Fruit in the Backyard Garden covering the common small fruit you'll be likely to grow||Herb Gardening From fragrance to culinary to downright useful, here's how to grow them.|
|Garden Pictures Some of my favorite as well as some reader submitted pics.||Basic Plant Diseases in the Home Garden These are the basic diseases that almost everyone will see sooner or later.|
|Roses I've grown them for years, written two book and here's what you need to know.||Shrubs in Your Backyard The basic tips for success with growing shrubs in the landscape|
|Organic Vegetable Gardening you need to know it, and there's likely an article here on your vegetable||Vines from great to terrible, I'm writing the honest stuff about each vine so you'll know what to plant (or not)|