About Greener View

Greener View

Hi, my name is Jeff Rugg. I have lots of "wallpaper" that sits on a closet shelf. I have an associate degree in science, a bachelor's degree in zoology, a bachelor's degree in plant and soil science, and a master's degree in landscape architecture.

I have been a Registered Landscape Architect in Illinois and Texas. I have been an Illinois Certified Nursery Professional, an internationally Certified Arborist, a Certified Pesticide Applicator, and other things, all amounting to tests, tests, and more tests.

I have managed garden centers in Texas and Illinois and owned a water garden, wild bird, and nature store in Illinois. For several years, I was a University of Illinois, Horticulture Educator. I taught Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists a variety of classes. I have traveled the country teaching Water Garden Pond installation techniques to contractors and homeowners.

Because of spending a lot of time in warm Texas and cold Illinois, I know a lot about the plants in most of the country and I want to help you. Send me an email with your question and I will try to answer it. info@greenerview.com

The Greener View Gardening book is available in PDF format and will soon be available in softcover format. Click here to go to the Greener View store. 


The Greener View YouTube channel has around 200 videos that match the chapters in the Greener View Gardening book. There are videos on horticulture, gardening, and wildlife. Plus there are time lapse videos of flowers. New videos are posted weekly so subscribe to be notified as soon as the new videos are available. Click here to watch the videos.