Hi, I’m Andrew, and Smart Garden Guide is my website all about gardening at home.
I started this website to share what I have learned about growing all kinds of plants, both indoors and outside. I’ve been obsessed with growing plants and learning about gardening for many years now. I know there are many people out there who would love to know more about their plants, and I’m delighted to share the information on this website to help you.
In addition to my practical experience accumulated over years of growing plants both indoors and outdoors, I hold a level 3 diploma in horticulture and have spent thousands of hours reading and researching plant care.
I have a popular Pinterest account with almost 1 million monthly viewers, where I collate collections of indoor and outdoor plant pictures and interesting plant care articles and resources.
Smart Garden Guide also has a very small Youtube channel where I record interesting plant care videos, mainly focused on indoor plants.
I’ve had a love of growing plants since my childhood. Some of my earliest memories are of helping my parents in the garden, and this is where my love of plants started.
Growing up, the windowsill of my bedroom was filled with a range of interesting and unusual plants. Cacti, Venus flytraps, Mother Of Thousands and Sensitive plants were the type of plants that I loved to grow. Anything unusual or exotic and I was fascinated.
There’s nothing I enjoy more than growing and learning about all kinds of plants and types of gardening. Whether it is nurturing houseplants or working in the garden, I absolutely love developing my gardening skills.
I love watching my plants grow and change each day, while checking for signs of problems and fixing them as best I can. When something doesn’t quite work out with one of my plants, I like to find out why and learn from my mistakes.
Writing about the plants that I grow has been a great way for me to learn more about gardening. It really makes me focus on learning about what my plants need to thrive and helps me to improve my skills.
I have a particular interest in growing orchids and have written extensively about them on this site. I have written an ebook about caring for phalaenopsis orchids, which I have made freely available for download for people who sign up to my newsletter.
My other area of interest is houseplants of all varieties. My collection of houseplants continues to grow, and more and more rooms in my house are filling up with plants. You will find more than 150 articles on this website dedicated to all aspects of general and specific houseplant care. All have been meticulously researched and written to ensure their accuracy.
I’ve tried my very best to ensure all the information on this site is as accurate as possible. I’ve consulted numerous experts on the topics I’ve covered, to provide the best information I can. If you do spot any inaccuracies in my content, I would be delighted for you to get in contact and let me know, as I’m always keen to ensure that the information on this website is completely accurate.
If you’ve found Smart Garden Guide useful or have any questions, I’d love to hear from you. Get in touch by emailing me at [email protected]