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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

Doug

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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


Brown segmented body with big "teeth"

The carcass is brown and beige, about 1 in length with a segmented body and big teeth. It has a long abdomen; no evidence of wings. I live in a rural part

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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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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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