She’s Baaack!

Anne visits a park in Oregon.

Hello everyone, I took a break from my blog about two years ago. I just wasn’t feeling inspired to write. Sometimes a hiatus is a good thing, as I suddenly feel the creative juices flowing again. Lately the fall color is really making me smile, and I have some gardening opinions and ideas that I feel are worth sharing so I thought I’d write and let you know.

If you are new to this blog, you might not know the history of how it got its name. My mom grew up reading the Anne of Green Gables books. When I was about eight years old, she started reading the story to me, and one day revealed that although my grandmother’s name was Antoinette, I was actually named after “Anne with an ‘e.’ 

In junior college, I discovered I could make a career of knowing about plants, so I studied horticulture. I wanted to write about plants, so back in 2008, I decided to start a blog, but couldn’t decide what to call it. Luckily my friend, Holly Guenther, who runs Kimchi Kawaii came up with the title of Anne of Green Gardens. It just so happens that she is very good at wordplay and puns. See more at 

I hope this post finds you well, and remember, 

If you haven’t killed a plant, you aren’t trying hard enough. 




  1. I’m ready to learn from the Master!
    Are there any veggies I can plant right now?

    • Anne

      December 13, 2022 at 2:58 am

      Hi Mark, thanks for the kind words. 😉 You can plant onions now! They are sold 50 “baby plants” to a bundle and found hanging out in a big vat of sand at your local nursery (keeps their roots dry). While you are there, pick up some bulbs of garlic.

      January is bare root season, so you may want to do some research on what deciduous fruit tree varieties you might want. Peach, apple, pear, apricot, cherry, fig, and pomegranate, etc. I like Tomorrow’s Harvest, the trees are grown in Oakdale, CA! Check out their website at You can pre-order your trees before February 15.

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