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. Craftsy Black Friday Sale

    Nov 28, 14 06:00 AM

    It's Black Friday at Craftsy and all their courses are 50% off (or more) My vegetable gardening course is reduced big time. No matter what course you want, it's time to grab the special price. Click h…

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  2. If you can't find what you're looking for

    Nov 23, 14 08:42 AM

    The perennial content for this site is being moved and added to my main website at DougGreensGarden So if you don't find what you're looking for, it may have already been moved. Sorry for the inconven…

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  3. 301 Moved Permanently

    Oct 28, 14 06:46 AM


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  4. Perennial Flower Questions: Ground Covers Fighting Grass and Hail Storm Damage

    Oct 08, 14 11:21 AM

    Q&A with author Doug Green on ground covers, grass and perennials interacting along with what to do about hail damage

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  5. Best Perennial Flowers for Hummingbird Gardens

    Sep 29, 14 04:03 PM

    A perennial plant list for hummingbird gardens from garden author Doug Green - all easy to grow and find

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  6. 301 Moved Permanently

    Sep 27, 14 06:45 AM


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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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