Doug is retiring from full-time garden writing. He's going to be doing it part time from one website at DougGreensGarden.com Slowly but surely, every article on this site is being moved over there.
The winter is full of the unkindest months for gardening with containers and houseplants, much like an unfaithful lover. Days like today (in March as I write this) with its sunny, above-freezing … [Read More...] about How To Keep Your Container Houseplants Thriving This Winter And Next Spring
Here are 24 excellent perennial flowers for shade gardens I think you will find both easy to grow and provide a great appearance. All are hardy in my USDA zone 4 garden. I've grown each of these … [Read More...] about 24 Perennial Flowers For Shade
The garden perennials are hitting their stride this week as the daylilies and coneflowers come into bloom. I thought I’d remind you of a few small details about these two plants that can make your … [Read More...] about How To Grow Daylilies And Coneflowers And Get Free Plants
If you’re a gardener who plants a few impatiens beside the front door, hangs up a geranium hanging basket and calls it a season, then you can stop reading now. But if you’re a gardener who wants … [Read More...] about How To Grow Your Own Prize-Winning Daylilies And Hosta
I’ve been like a little madman in my garden this week as I move my perennial flowers. I've been trying to beat my September 30 deadline for getting all the perennials moved into their new home. I’ve … [Read More...] about You’ll Have Better Luck If You Wait To Move Your Perennial Flowers?
Looking out my office window as I write, I can see white. That’s about all because the snow is falling quite quickly and blocking out my normal view. Not that I’m grumpy about this or anything … [Read More...] about Your Houseplants Will Thrive If You Do This