Homestyle Gardening

Friendly Neighborhood Gardening Advice Since 1998

Welcome To My Garden Site

Are you a home gardener? Do you want to be, or maybe you are thinking of doing some landscaping around your place? Many years ago I started out small, with a veggie patch and some spring bulbs, then flourished into a full-blown obsessive gardener, and now I’m downsizing to fit a different lifestyle. I ‘d love to share some of the experience of a lifetime of gardening with you!  Survey the entry points here, or the sitemap page ,to  find what you are looking for.

I write a newsletter and post to a blog, too, so there are always garden related things from me popping up on the internet. Consider following me or signing up to the feed or news to keep in touch… I value my readers.

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Where to find me, what I’m posting,  compiled through Rebelmouse.


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Pages and Projects

A bit of a blog, seasonal projects and newer articles. This is where the rest of the front page went.

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Start Here

A good place to start on this site, with a simple guide to finding the information you want. Essentially a map to the site, without wading through all the titles and pages.

Learn how to grow plants

Discover Plants

Plant profiles that tell you the conditions needed, interesting facts, descriptions, and companions. My own opinions and experiences with each plant is included.

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Gardening 101

Garden skills clearly explained, friendly advice given, and general how-to for your home garden landscape.


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Grow Food

Make asimple vegetable patch or create a French potager, everything from chores to design ideas to make it productive and pretty.


ornamental flowers

Ornamental Gardening

For those who love a flower garden, plant profiles, garden design principles, planning  ideas …loads of articles for creating your landscape.

Learn about garden style and design

Make A Design

What style, what plants, and which works best for your home? Find out about the plant and style vernacular that works best for you.


Working with nature, caring for the environment, and improving your soil are all important concepts to me, and I hope to share them with you.

A Pile Of Info On Composting

The Good Bugs

Grape Hyacinths
beneficial insects

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