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This better house and garden website is designed to share ideas and to promote gardening at whatever level a person may be interested in.

Note: My latest articles can be seen on the blog pages – see the right column

My 3rd volume is now available “Beginners Gardening Guide”
The Google Play App of this was rated in the top 10 by the New York Times in 2013Beginners Garden Guide

ONLY $3.99

More info here

I have started to publish my gardening guide ebooks in epub and PDF format suitable for most mobile devices and your computeHow to grow rosesr. Click here for info


NOW AVAILABLE: My eBook “How To Grow A Garden Of Delight & creative gardeningInterest”  ONLY $1.99  – more info here

Rose growing, cottage gardens, seasonal gardening chores, veggie patches, practical tips – and more ……………………… AND see the articles (blogs) on the right column for more help


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I have been doing some revamping of the site – if you can’t find what you want on the menu above – it may well be on the list of blog articles – see the right column.

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A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill
except for learning how to grow in rows.
–  Doug Larson

Five of my Gardening Guides are now available on Amazon Kindle Storeclick for this page to see the titles – they are inexpensive!

See “HOW TO PRUNE ROSES” and a PLANT GALLERY page for a few ideas!

Top Fiction Books – ideas for something to read & relax while sitting in your garden!

If you love gardening and would like to share your tips and ideas with your fellow afficionados, you are welcome to contact us with your suggestions and we will get straight back to you.

Link and Advertise On This Website…You are welcome to place an ad here. Free if you are a fellow gardener (non commercial), and a small charge if you are commercial.

I hope  my gardening tips and ideas, and resources for a complete gardening experience  can help you to take advantage of the points listed below.

Go to our Sustainable Homes & Garden section and explore the pages there for more information and tips

For ideas on chickens and their care, container gardening and other useful tips check out the DIY Gardener.

Good gardening practices means more than just plants and lawns!
Good gardening means

      • value adding to a home’s equity
      • saving on costs
      • lower maintenance
      • water conservation
      • carbon reduction
      • exercise and healthy outdoor activity
      • complete use of a property’s potential
      • simply pleasure

Although we are not a nursery we do include a list of some online garden nurseries for your convenience.
I started gardening years ago initially as a means of ”just getting away from it all” – stress relief and just a break to relax. From there my interest grew as I learned more and eventually I changed careers and went landscape gardening full-time. My Special Interest is in rose gardening and being a bit old fashioned I also specialize in cottage gardens – believing that annuals not only give a garden loads of color, but ‘almost’ immediate gratification – in that they come into flower so much quicker than perennials. In addition, I am a great believer in having trees in a garden – no matter what its size – from small courtyards and balconies to half acre sized yards. There isFrontyard Garden a way! My Experience My experience has grown over the years – ranging from designing new gardens, re-furbishing older gardens, developing ideas for making gardens more eco-friendly and now I also now provide coaching for new gardeners – set up at whatever level and requirements the client needs.  

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