Great Perennial Gardens Start Here

Thanks for visiting!  This is my website containing gardening tips and perennial flower information - where I answer some of your questions and show you my favorite garden plants and how to grow them.

I'm Doug Green, a former nursery owner who used to grow 1600 varieties of perennials in my nursery every year (along with 600 varieties of annuals but we don't talk about those - friends don't let friends plant annuals) :-)  

I had a pretty impressive collection of perennials (some 300 varieties of daylilies alone) when I sold the farm because I was writing for a living and life moves on.  Now, I'm back to gardening and collecting but moving a bit slower (hey, I'm not 30 any more!) but still building new gardens every year.

I hope the articles and plant profiles here are useful to you and I wish you nothing but the best in your gardening adventure


Blog where the truth will come out - or we'll laugh about something together.
Full Sun Plants for that hot sunny spot.
Designing a perennial garden need not be overly difficult
The Shade Garden is my favorite place in my gardens.
Ground Covers the good, the bad and the just plain ugly about them.
Propagation or getting free plants because you can
How-to Tips of all kinds related to making a better perennial garden
Ornamental Grass can be wondrous or weedy
Perennial Herbs for when you want to go classical
Rock Garden tiny plants for big gardens
Pond Perennials for wet gardens

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Recent Articles

  1. Garden Questions on Edible Daylilies and Rules of Thumb for Mulching Perennials

    Aug 27, 14 11:19 AM

    Two perennial gardening questions on eating daylilies and mulching your perennial garden

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  2. Garden Questions: Hollyhocks, Bamboo, Slow Growing Plants

    Aug 10, 14 09:07 AM

    Garden author Doug Green answers gardening questions about hollyhocks, killing bamboo and slow growing perennial plants

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  3. What Perennial Plants Go With Each Other

    Jul 29, 14 06:28 AM

    Garden author Doug Green answers the question, 'What plants go with?" in his usual, relaxed style

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  4. Overwintering Plants Indoors - Suggestions For Perennial Flowers

    Jul 24, 14 07:50 AM

    Garden author Doug Green writes about overwintering perennial plants indoors and what it takes for temperature and timing

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  5. Why Did My Perennials Die

    Jul 14, 14 10:01 AM

    Garden author Doug Green answers the garden question, "Why Did My Perennials Die?"

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  6. Itoh Peonies In My Garden 2014

    Jun 10, 14 08:11 AM

    Itoh peonies in my full sun perennial garden 2014 from garden author Doug Greeen

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  7. Eight Important Points for Success with Coneflower

    May 21, 14 05:59 AM

    Eight important points for success with coneflower including propagation links for starting your own seed

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  8. Tips for Growing Christmas Rose In The Perennial Garden

    Apr 26, 14 10:28 AM

    Tips for growing Christmas rose in the perennial garden - from propagation to best varieties.

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  9. My Three Favorite Fragrant Perennials

    Apr 16, 14 07:06 AM

    My three favorite fragrant perennials along with a list for your summer garden delight - with links to growing info

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  10. A Selected List of Red Perennials for Your Flower Garden

    Mar 25, 14 08:42 AM

    A selected list of easy to grow red perennials for your garden

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