Hi, I’m Andrew, and Smart Garden Guide is my website all about gardening at home.

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.

After a few years living in an apartment in the city, I was delighted to move to a new house with a great garden. I’ve been able to dive back into growing and learning about all kinds of plants and types of gardening. Whether it is nurturing houseplants or working in the garden, I get a great deal of enjoyment from this hobby.

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 the best way for me to learn more about gardening than anything else I have done. 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.

I decided to make this website to share what I learn about growing all kinds of plants, both indoors and outside. I know there are plenty of 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.

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. However, bear in mind that I am just one person and inaccuracies will inevitably be present.

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]

Enjoying the garden with my two helpers!