Winter sowing of radishes worked!

It was quite a surprise to see radish seedlings sprouting in late February. They were planted as a winter sowing Read the full article…

February 26, 2018

Doug’s stage schedule for the 2018 Duquesne Light Home and Garden Show

It’s that time again, the 37th Annual Duquesne Light Home and Garden Show at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center Read the full article…

February 26, 2018

From Slavery to Freedom Garden tells a powerful story

A heavy rain is falling outside the Frick Environmental Center in Squirrel Hill. It’s the beginning of a winter thaw, Read the full article…

February 22, 2018

Hard Work for a Small Window of Beauty! Its Worth It

We built our home 10 years ago in the middle of the woods. I found very quickly that the ground Read the full article…

February 22, 2018

Snow crocus sprouts!

The sun is breaking through misty fog as temperatures soar to 60 degrees kicking off a welcome thaw. That’s all Read the full article…

February 19, 2018

Early sign of spring!

I bought this shrub after seeing it in flower early Spring a number of years ago. This Witch hazel shrub Read the full article…

February 19, 2018

Doug’s favorite All America Selections of all time

Let me preface this list with you can’t go wrong with an All America Selections winner. These are just a Read the full article…

February 15, 2018

All America Selections compete and become winners for gardeners

One of the joys of Diane Blazek’s job is walking through the All America Selections trial gardens. The AAS executive Read the full article…

February 15, 2018

Houseplants and Doug’s appearances as seen on KDKA-TV Pittsburgh Today Live

Here’s today’s segment from Pittsburgh Today Live. It’s all about houseplant care. Make sure the foliage is clean so the Read the full article…

February 15, 2018

Daffodils have sprouted, now covered in show, what to do?

What a wonderful surprise it was to see daffodils sprouting after a short thaw. Two days later they are covered Read the full article…

February 12, 2018

Old Economy greenhouse is the place to be on a cold day

Old Economy’s historic horticulturalist Dean Sylvester is looking over some geraniums that are battling insects. He’s not reaching for a Read the full article…

February 8, 2018

Gardening book from 1913 reveals how we used to garden

When I was given a soft-covered copy of “Henderson’s Garden Guide” from 1913, I couldn’t wait to read it. It Read the full article…

February 7, 2018