Posts by Everybody Gardens

In the Garden: Installing an innovative trellis and meeting the inventor

Scott Carlson calls himself a product developer. This inventor has created an innovative trellis that Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster is going to try out this season to support tomatoes.

May 22, 2019

What we read: Gardening fights depression, robot tomato picker and more

There are plenty of fascinating reads in the gardening world, with stories stretching from “green therapy” to fight depression, all the way to an ancient Jewish tradition of letting the land rest.

May 19, 2019

These are the flowers and plants that deer don’t want to eat

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster talks about the types of flowers and plants that deer don’t want to eat on KDKA’s “Pittsburgh Today Live.”

May 17, 2019

Gardening With Friends: Tree of Life memorial benches and lessons from planting

Students at Greenfield Elementary learn to plant trees from the One Tree Per Child project and the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation. They also install memorial benches for the victims of the Tree of Life shooting tragedy. Their original planting for One Tree was destroyed by vandals along with wooden benches.

May 15, 2019

Take a tour of ‘Van Gogh in Bloom’ at Phipps Conservatory

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster takes a tour of the newest exhibit, “Van Gogh In Bloom,” at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in the latest episode of KDKA’s “Pittsburgh Today Live.”

May 14, 2019

Here’s why you should buy plants instead of cut flowers for Mother’s Day

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster explains why it’s nice to get mom a plant for Mother’s Day during his weekly appearance on KDKA’s “Pittsburgh Today Live.”

May 10, 2019

Gardening notebook: Native plant nursery, plant sale, garden stewards and more

Gardening events around Western Pennsylvania include several plant sales, as well as backyard composting and rain barrel workshops.

May 3, 2019

Doug Oster offers advice on gift flowers on ‘Pittsburgh Today Live’

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster stops by “Pittsburgh Today Live” with some tips on the best spring flowers for gift giving … or keeping for yourself!

April 19, 2019

New Gardener: Birdfeeders attracting birds that will benefit garden

The new New Gardener Jess Levo finds a new joy in birdfeeders, courtesy of Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster, and the birds should benefit her garden.

April 13, 2019

Triple dose of daffodils welcomes spring

Now is the time to soak in the wonder of daffodils as they herald the beginning of spring. Here’s how you can celebrate the wonderful flowers:

April 12, 2019

Doug Oster discusses early spring gardening on ‘Pittsburgh Today Live’

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster lets everybody know what can go in the ground now in his weekly appearance on “Pittsburgh Today Live.”

March 29, 2019

In The Garden: Early spring planting season starts NOW

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster is in the garden, planting seeds at long last. He’s putting peas, radishes, carrots and spinach in the ground with some tips on how to make them more successful.

March 20, 2019