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Start Here

A good place to start on this site, a simple guide to finding the information you want quickly.

Learn how to grow plants

Plant Ideas

Plant profiles that tell you:


  • conditions needed
  • interesting facts
  • descriptions
  • design companions
garden projects


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

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.

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? 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.

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

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Christmas Rose
gardening how-to

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.


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Ornamental Gardening

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


Social Media Commons

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


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