Recent Posts

Come with Doug to the Chelsea Flower Show, Gardens of England and Floriade in Holland, May 2022

Come with Doug to the Chelsea Flower Show, Gardens of England and Floriade in Holland, May 2022

I’ll be traveling to England and Holland to explore the Chelsea Flower Show, the gardens of England and a once in a decade celebration of flowers called Floriade in Holland. This is my third trip to the see the Chelsea Flower Show. It’s an amazing…

Go to Costa Rica with Doug, Sold Out!

Go to Costa Rica with Doug, Sold Out!

I’ll be taking gardeners to Costa Rica in February of 2022. This trip has the best price point I’ve ever offered. This nine day trip explores the flora and fauna of one of this tropical paradise. We’ll visit San Jose, Coffee Plantation, Guanacaste, Monteverde Cloud…

Tour the Winter Flower Show at Phipps with Doug as seen on PTL

Tour the Winter Flower Show at Phipps with Doug as seen on PTL

Take a tour of the Winter Flower Show at Phipps. It’s actually two wonderful shows. One in the daylight and the other at night.

Video: Planting bulbs is fun and easy!

Video: Planting bulbs is fun and easy!

Here’s a fun and easy way to plant bulbs. There’s still time and they are on sale. Planting now means spring beauty for years.

Free ‘Perpetual Spinach’ seeds

Free ‘Perpetual Spinach’ seeds

When I put together Doug’s Free Seed Shacks this spring, I ordered way too much Swiss chard seed. It’s a variety called ‘Perpetual Spinach.’ It Belongs to the same species as chard and beets, but it’s different. It tastes more like spinach than Swiss chard.…

Blue Hubbard Squash Pumpkin Pie Recipe and Soergel’s video

Blue Hubbard Squash Pumpkin Pie Recipe and Soergel’s video

Use a blue hubbard squash to make the second best pumpkin pie ever. For the best? Just watch the video.

Beautiful garden essays of contest winners

Beautiful garden essays of contest winners

In the late spring of 2020, I visited Joe Hamm’s Daffodil Hortus in Washington County, Pa. It’s one of my favorite places, the greatest collection of blooming daffodils I’ve ever seen. I fell in love with a late blooming variety named ‘Twin Sisters,’ which had…

Get the garden ready for winter

Get the garden ready for winter

Here are lots of ideas for getting the garden ready for winter and keeping it going through the cold weather too.

How to Save and Store Seeds for Next Year’s Garden and Beyond

How to Save and Store Seeds for Next Year’s Garden and Beyond

Saving seeds is fun and easy. It will save you money and you can share your seeds with gardening friends too.

Marine uses gardening to help deal with PTSD

Marine uses gardening to help deal with PTSD

This veteran uses gardening to help deal with PTSD.