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Beautyberry

Doug’s mailbag: Beautyberry, nematodes, tomatoes and more

Gardening editor Doug Oster gets asked a lot of questions. A lot. And he doesn’t mind offering gardening advice. But rather than just limiting those answers to the person who asked, we thought it might be a good idea to share that wealth of knowledge with everybody. There are three ways to send in your

Allium azureum is one of the varieties with blue flowers.

Doug’s favorite bulbs and how to keep them safe from critters

Here’s my bulb primer with a list of fun things to grow. Snowdrops — These small, pretty white flowers have bloomed as early as Jan. 15 in my garden. You never know when they will flower; it just depends on the winter. I like to plant them close to the house, as they will sprout

Snow crocus blooms are always a surprise when they emerge. Photos by Doug Oster

Bulbs are planted now for spring flower surprises

Winter still had an icy grip on the garden after a brief thaw, when through the snow emerged the spectacular blue flowers of snow crocus, unaffected by the frigid temperatures. Even though I know where the flowers are planted, they are always a surprise. All it takes is a day or two in February as

Tomato plants

New Gardener: Tomatoes are growing (finally) and other updates

Note: With the guidance of editor Doug Oster, new gardener Mike Palm will be chronicling his adventures (or perhaps misadventures) in starting a garden this year. The garden is a lot more green since the last time I checked in. Four of the five tomato plants are loaded, albeit with green rather than red fruit.

Pokeweed

Doug’s mailbag: Pokeweed, bug identification and voles/moles

Gardening editor Doug Oster gets asked a lot of questions. A lot. And he doesn’t mind offering gardening advice. But rather than just limiting those answers to the person who asked, we thought it might be a good idea to share that wealth of knowledge with everybody. There are three ways to send in your

caterpillar

Doug’s mailbag: Caterpillars, mystery flowers, onions and more

Gardening editor Doug Oster gets asked a lot of questions. A lot. And he doesn’t mind offering gardening advice. But rather than just limiting those answers to the person who asked, we thought it might be a good idea to share that wealth of knowledge with everybody. There are three ways to send in your

Monarch butterflies get help from local woman who is raising and releasing them into the wild

Fat green, white and black monarch caterpillars climbed all over the milkweed plants along the driveway of Karrie Klug’s Slickville home. She was thrilled, gently removing just three of them and some milkweed for nourishment to display in a container at the Mr. Tire store in Latrobe that she manages. She was determined to raise

Seeds turn into flowers

Doug’s mailbag: Seeds, leaf gall, bulb sale and more

Gardening editor Doug Oster gets asked a lot of questions. A lot. And he doesn’t mind offering gardening advice. But rather than just limiting those answers to the person who asked, we thought it might be a good idea to share that wealth of knowledge with everybody. There are three ways to send in your

Praying mantis

Doug’s mailbag: Praying mantis, tomatoes, crabgrass and shrubs

Gardening editor Doug Oster gets asked a lot of questions. A lot. And he doesn’t mind offering gardening advice. But rather than just limiting those answers to the person who asked, we thought it might be a good idea to share that wealth of knowledge with everybody. There are three ways to send in your

UPMC South Side garden provides therapy for kids

In Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood, there’s a garden of raised wooden beds enclosed by a tall, chain link fence. Three 16-year-old girls struggling with anxiety, depression and other issues are just a few of the patients who use this space at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC as a therapeutic tool. Dr. Rameshwari

dogwood

Doug’s mailbag: Dogwood relocation, tomato issues and garlic soup recipe

Gardening editor Doug Oster gets asked a lot of questions. A lot. And he doesn’t mind offering gardening advice. But rather than just limiting those answers to the person who asked, we thought it might be a good idea to share that wealth of knowledge with everybody. There are three ways to send in your

Roses are a family heirloom for this gardener

Marsha Kennedy is warming up to her hydrangea after she’s finally coaxed it to bloom in hues of purple. It’s her favorite color, which is evident by her hummingbird print T-shirt and the purple tint in the 68-year-old’s hair. Her Wilkins Township garden is filled with pollinator plants like milkweed, coneflower, phlox, monarda, borage and

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