About Jeff Rugg

Jeff Rugg

Jeff Rugg

With degrees in science, zoology, horticulture and landscape architecture Rugg uses his many interests to help others learn about nature. He has managed garden centers in Texas and Illinois and owned a water garden and wild bird nature store.

He is currently an employee of Pond Supplies of America. His articles and photographs have appeared in Pond Keeper, Water Garden Magazine, Landscape Architect and Specifier News, Landscape Contractor Magazine, Ponds USA, American Nurseryman and other publications. He is currently an Illinois Certified Nurseryman and Registered Landscape Architect.

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All-American Selections Vegetable Winners Jan 16, 2019

Last week, we looked at this year's flowering plant winners of the All-America Selections testing program. This week we have the vegetable winners. There is one pepper, as well as two melons and four tomatoes. When you see the red, white and blue log... Read More

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All-America Selections Winners Jan 09, 2019

Have your garden seed catalogs started to arrive? I have several so far, and when I see a plant name that I don't recognize, I am always happy if it has the All-America Selections logo in the description. I know these plants have been tested and prov... Read More

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New Year's Gardening Resolutions Jan 02, 2019

Have you ever had a dream where you woke up in the middle of the night and found yourself talking to the ghosts of all the plants you killed over the past year? Me either. But I do think about why some of the plants that I was trying to grow didn't m... Read More