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
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
I have been growing sunflowers for years, and this year I believe my multi flower variety is the tallest ever…~13’ . Usually only the Russian Mammoth single flower claim to be 12-14’. I want to send you a couple pictures… Long live the mighty Sunflower!!!
Saw a Hummingbird Moth enjoying the nectar from some of my flowers
Hundreds of guests got their fill of food at the annual Tomato and Garlic Festival, held at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. But one of the biggest beneficiaries of the event was the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. With a donation of fresh produce, guests received free admission to Phipps. More than 1,400 pounds
50th wedding anniversary roses
Tithonia is wonderful. My first try. The tall plants with small white flowers on the right, I can’t identify, but I know I got the seeds from Doug Oster.
I’m really liking this Red Garnet Pentas, vinca and heliotrope beside my deck steps.
I love this time of year…. I wake up early so I can see what has happened in my 4 dahlia beds overnight. With 175 planted there is never a dull morning!
Hummingbirds love the zinnias and nasturtiums.