March2016 Archive:

Join Doug for an exclusive tour of Phipp’s Masterpieces in Bloom and Hunt Institute Sunday 3/20
Doug Oster

I’m giving an exclusive tour of the Spring Flower Show, “Masterpieces in Bloom,” at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden lead by exhibit coordinator Jordyn Melino this Sunday, 3/20/16. Jordyn is an amazing designer and the show is spectacular. I’ll be interviewing her as we all walk through the show. It’s going to be a lot

‘Double King’ amaryllis is a show stopper
Doug Oster

‘Double King’ amaryllis from Longfield Gardens starting blooming inside just as some daffs opened up along my front walk. Yes, the daffodils are the harbinger of spring, but it’s hard to beat these giant red flowers. I love amaryllis and I’m a sucker for anything that’s a double. These flowers are so huge, they threaten

Hurray for Hellebores; Spring blooming, deer resistant beauties
Doug Oster

I finally got out in the garden after spending my days at the Home and Garden Show. It was so wonderful to be greeted by the hellebores in bloom. There’s two basic types. The Lenten Rose (Helleborus orientalis), which blooms now and the Winter Rose (Helleborus niger), that blooms in November. They are indestructible perennial

Free Tickets to Home and Garden Show to see Doug (Free Seeds Too)
Doug Oster

I’ll be appearing twice daily at the 35th annual Duquesne Light Home & Garden Show held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Monday through Fridays I’ll be speaking at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday I’ll present at 4:30 p.m. all at the Green Thumb Stage on the first floor. Immediately following my presentation, we’ll

Garden Talk with Doug Thursday, Tips and Tricks to get the Garden Started Early
Doug Oster

I’ll be at West Overton Village in Scottdale on Thursday March 3, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. presenting “Tips and Tricks to get the Garden Started Early.” I’ve been gardening year round for years in our climate. Learn how to enjoy our own garden longer. I’ll cover, plant selection, soil preparation, coldframes, cloches, frost seeding and