July2016 Archive:

My Flowers from Canada
Everybody Gardens

The blue water of Lake Louise is spellbinding
Doug Oster

Lake Louise is a mystic illusion, a trick nature must be playing on our eyes. The water is azur blue, colored by the silt of glacial runoff, can it be real? The cool mountain air, the Canadian Rockies and this turquoise water have drawn visitors here for over 100 years. As rain poured down the

Butchart Gardens is a unique treasure
Doug Oster

  There are places you hear about for your whole life, you dream about seeing them, fantasize about them and anxiously anticipate what they will offer only to be disappointed when they don’t live up to the hype. Butchart Gardens will never fall into that category as it belongs on every gardeners bucket list. The

Sweet little garden moments make traveling wonderful
Doug Oster

As our bus stopped in the little town of Chemanius on Vancouver Island in British Columbia we had 45 minutes to explore this quaint city. The bay was filled with lumber and you could smell it from a mile away standing atop a look out next to gift shops and other tourist attractions. The buildings

Vancouver, BC has a climate every gardener would love
Doug Oster

  Gray skies and a cool breeze off an ocean bay in Vancouver, Canada’s Stanley Park let’s every gardener traveling with me understand why the plants are so lush here. The smell of the sea is intoxicating as are the beautiful gardens. Lots of rain and mild winters combine for the perfect pairing to create

Doug Oster Bio
Everybody Gardens

Meet Doug Oster… Gardener and Personality This can seem obvious at first, but choosing the right image of yourself to share is an art form in itself. Save yourself the headaches of worrying about lighting, clothing and makeup, and hire a professional photographer. Your face is your calling card and will become associate with your

Learn to Garden at Phipps: Edible Landscape Summer Short Course 7/14/16
Doug Oster

Phipps and Penn State Extension Bite into Edible Landscaping Summer Short Course brings nation’s leading experts to teach local gardeners. Pittsburgh, Pa. — On Thurs., July 14, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Penn State Extension will present Summer Short Course: The Edible Landscape, featuring nationally renowned gardening expert Dr. Lee Reich as part of