Finally Tithonia!

waited and waited for blooms on these very tall mexican sunflower plants and…finally…1 bloom! Can’t wait for many more to Read the full article…

July 31, 2018

Doug’s mailbag: Strawberry plants, cool-weather crops, pumpkins and more

Gardening editor Doug Oster gets asked a lot of questions. A lot. And he doesn’t mind offering gardening advice. But Read the full article…

July 31, 2018

Plants That Matter: Tough plants (and weeds) hold memories

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July 30, 2018

Library garden teaches children about nature and much more

Amaris Geer is wearing a pair of sky blue wings adorned with an intricate sparkle design as she explores the Read the full article…

July 25, 2018

Doug’s mailbag: Tomato issues, zucchini struggles, lilacs and more

Gardening editor Doug Oster gets asked a lot of questions. A lot. And he doesn’t mind offering gardening advice. But Read the full article…

July 24, 2018

Plants That Matter: 90-year-old fern thrives; memorial garden brings peace

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July 23, 2018

New Gardener: Vacation return brings a few tomatoes and a letdown

Note: With the guidance of editor Doug Oster, new gardener Mike Palm will be chronicling his adventures (or perhaps misadventures) Read the full article…

July 20, 2018

Parkinson’s disease challenges gardener

The sidewalk reflects brutal summer heat as John Staudacher carefully navigates the steps leading to his front garden in Pittsburgh’s Read the full article…

July 19, 2018

Doug’s mailbag: Hosta seeds, garlic, Alternaria leaf blight and more

Gardening editor Doug Oster gets asked a lot of questions. A lot. And he doesn’t mind offering gardening advice. But Read the full article…

July 17, 2018

Plants That Matter: 3 trees with special meaning for Western Pennsylvania families

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July 16, 2018

Doug’s mailbag: Moving a hydrangea, hibiscus and succulents

Gardening editor Doug Oster gets asked a lot of questions. A lot. And he doesn’t mind offering gardening advice. But Read the full article…

July 13, 2018

Water Garden offers a retreat for young family

The soothing sounds of running water surround Scott and Catie Walsh as they hold their 7-month-old daughter Amara in their Read the full article…

July 11, 2018