Doug’s mailbag: Dogwood relocation, tomato issues and garlic soup recipe

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…

August 31, 2018

Roses are a family heirloom for this gardener

Marsha Kennedy is warming up to her hydrangea after she’s finally coaxed it to bloom in hues of purple. It’s Read the full article…

August 29, 2018

sunflower days

I have been growing sunflowers for years, and this year I believe my multi flower variety is the tallest ever…~13’ Read the full article…

August 29, 2018

Hummingbird Moth

Saw a Hummingbird Moth enjoying the nectar from some of my flowers

August 28, 2018

1,400+ pounds of fresh produce donated to Pittsburgh food bank

Hundreds of guests got their fill of food at the annual Tomato and Garlic Festival, held at the Phipps Conservatory Read the full article…

August 27, 2018

Golden roses

50th wedding anniversary roses

August 27, 2018

Tithonia and ?

Tithonia is wonderful. My first try. The tall plants with small white flowers on the right, I can’t identify, but Read the full article…

August 27, 2018

Red Garnet Pentas

I’m really liking this Red Garnet Pentas, vinca and heliotrope beside my deck steps.

August 26, 2018

Dahlia beds are hitting their stride…

I love this time of year…. I wake up early so I can see what has happened in my 4 Read the full article…

August 26, 2018


Hummingbirds love the zinnias and nasturtiums.

August 25, 2018

Monarch Caterpillar On Milkweed

Caterpillar happily dining on asclepias tuberosa

August 25, 2018

Free bottle gourd from Everybody Gardens took over the yard

Bottle gourd gone wild!

August 23, 2018