I first started writing about plants over on my other site Plant-Biology.com about seven years ago, as that site developed it eventually contained information on how to grow over 600 different genera of plants.
Unfortunately, I found the format of the plant biology advice site to be a little bit restrictive, especially with regards to gardening specific pages. There was also the problem that although most genera could be treated by gardeners in similar way, those containing hundreds of species often needed to be treated very differently in the garden. Hence the birth of the GardenersHQ site. Which allows me to separate general genus growing information, and plant specific growing guides into separate sections of the site, and also gives me the opportunity to review great products of use to gardeners everywhere.
Me, busy writing new content for the GardenersHQ website.
I am hopeful that the GardenersHQ website will enable me to delve deeper into specific garden plant species and varieties, and also give me the opportunity to write about non-plant-growing-specific aspects of gardening such as landscaping, attracting (and preventing) animals to the garden, general garden talk and ideas, and allow me to show pictures and videos from botanical gardens and gardening shows that I attend.
I have now transferred (and improved upon all of the plant genus information from the old site to GardenersHQ, and updated it to a more modern responsive theme. The next step is to add ~2,000 species specific pages (that should keep me busy for a year or two :-)
I feel that the information on this site will be of great use to gardeners everywhere. I also hope that it will be of general interest to anybody with an interest in plants that are growing in the world around them.
I have had a keen interest in plants since I was a child. I was given a patch of soil of my own in which I haphazardly spread a load of Lupine and Poppy seeds; as a toddler I was amazed at my creation! Since then I have studied plant biology at ordinary, masters, and doctorate levels, and have carried out post-doctoral work on ‘flowering time’ at the MPIZ in Cologne, and was involved in running the Rice genome database at Cornell university in the U.S.A.
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Have fun in the garden, Deano