Gardening Tips from Garden Author Doug Green
This is the original site from when I used to give gardening tips through my specialist greenhouse and nursery - I loved the idea of "Simple Gifts" so much, I kept it when I became a full time garden writer and use it for helping people by writing gardening articles and sharing information.
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.
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 about 6000 pages of articles and pictures on my websites.
Please use the search box in the top right hand corner - it links to all my sites and articles.
You'll also find comment boxes on most of the articles in case you need clarification of something I've written.
I hope I can help you have a better garden - thanks for visiting
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My Garden eBooks
I write ebooks on practical how-to subjects to save you time and effort and teach you exactly what you need to know.
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.
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)