Great Gardens and Garden Plant Success Starts Here

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


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.

Recent Posts

large green-brown caterpillar with white spots

Kalamazoo, MI Since it was found on our treated deck and probably wants to burrow underground to pupate, I wouldn't have wanted to hold it captive.

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white 'hairy' caterpillar

caterpillar with white, fuzzie, uneven 'hair', about 1 inch long

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Red and Black Insect on Macadamia Nut tree in Southern California

This group of insects was see August 20, 2015 on the developing fruit of a Macadamia Tree located in Venice, California. Only this group was seen although

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Spider Pictures With Names Page 2

Spider pictures with names and identification where you can upload your own pictures too

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Very large brown/white and black flying insect (Horse fly)

It's a six legged, 2 wings only, very large fly type of insect. It has large greenish, brownish eyes, brown fuzzy shoulders with a black back and a white

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Caterpillar Pictures and Identification Page 6

Page 6 Caterpillar identification pictures and information where an entomologist identifies reader submitted insect pages

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Black Insects Page 4

find out what black insects are in your garden and have them identified by entomologist

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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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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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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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