Landscape Design Principles, Plants, and Your Garden

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? That was me, too! I started out many years ago with just a little vegetable patch and some bulbs for spring color… then I became obsessed. When starting to write gardening articles I just wanted to be that voice of a neighborhood gardener leaning on the fence, sharing helpful info and advice.

This site is still just me, writing about the design steps, planting methods, and landscape care that we home gardeners can use to have a truly beautiful yard. A productive and soul satisfying garden, designed by you. I do have lots of opinions, but the only real rules of nature are its own- and our sense of design should mainly serve the way we would like to see it. I do like artistic guidelines, and that is what I like to offer.

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Garden Updates

Feed Me!


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

Spring bulbs
April Daffodils
gardening how-to

Gardening 101

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


vegetable patch

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.


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