is devoted to spreading the word about the art and science of horticulture and the joy of landscape gardening in the temperate zones of the world. We want to provide information and services that will help you on your journey to a  more beautiful and healthy backyard.

The number one selling perennial plant genus in recent years and a personal favorite of Mr PGC, for many years is the  Hosta! We offer theas a source of information on the selection, care and cultivation of hostas. Our site includes images and information on over 2,300 named hostas. We include a database with hostas divided by categories such as type of variegation, size, flower color, etc.

We have now published several in what we anticipate will be a long series of our "A Rookie's Guide to..." . These publications are aimed at the beginning to serious hobbyist gardener.

These publications are available on Amazon.com and Lulu.com in a variety of formats. Current titles include:

Coming soon:

Our very large collection of thousands of ornamental is now included in our site. Galleries are organized by plant genus and includes many, many species and cultivars. We are adding new images all the time. Take a look. If you need to use our images for publications, name tags, literature or websites, please let us know.

Mr PGC has been fortunate to be able to visit many gardens in many countries over the past several decades. Our section currently contains pictures and commentary on around 226 horticultural sites.

We have visited both private and public gardens in 11 countries and 22 states.

In ourpages, we have gathered information on hundreds of ornamental plant families, genera, species and cultivars. All of the references are cross-linked to show the relationships between the plants listed along with cultural information.

Links to relevant image galleries are also provided so you can see how the plants might look in your garden.

Ever wonder where plants get their names? Well some of them are named for the people who "discovered" them. Oursection tells about historical and contemporary people of note in the gardening and horticultural world.

Since hostas are one of our specialties, we have added a section to tell you about the people who have been the leaders in developing and popularizing this genus of landscape plants.

Oursection deals with all the things you need to do to plant, prune, fertilize, support and otherwise take care of your ornamental landscape plants. We also cover the basics of insects, diseases and cultural problems and approaches for dealing with them.

Ourcontains tons of useful links to public gardens, arboreta and conservatories as well as to thousands of plant societies and clubs. There is also information from land grant and other universities as well as non-profit, gardening related organizations.

Water in the landscape adds a new dimension to its beauty and tranquility. In ourunit, we follow the process of developing your own pond. It includes information on how to design, construct and maintain a pond or pool including how to deal with water plants, fish and surrounding landscaping.

If it is part of the garden but isn't currently alive, it is called hardscape. Ourpages include information about paths, statuary, fountains, benches, structures and much more. Each piece of hardscape becomes an important element of the design of your garden.

Well, we finally made the jump in to the blogosphere with our own.Here, we will take a look at the world of ornamental horticulture in small 500 to 1,000 word bites. We look forward to your feedback and suggestions for topics you might want to have Mr PGC tackle.

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