Canna lily

Doug’s mailbag: Canna lilies, elephant ears, daffodils/garlic and more
Doug Oster

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster answers questions about canna lilies, elephant ears, pairing garlic with daffodils and more in this week’s mailbag.

Lexi Spivak, 11, a student from Ross Elemetary loosens the roots of a tree she's about to plant as part of a One Tree Per Child Pittsburgh event in Sangree Park in Ross.

Tree planting teaches many lessons, One Tree Per Child Pittsburgh is growing
Doug Oster

One Tree Per Child Pittsburgh is growing

What’s your biggest garden disaster?
Doug Oster

What’s your worst garden disaster? I would like to know. I’m putting together a fun story about how things can go wrong in the garden. Either post something here or email me at doster@535mediallc.com. Mine involves 300 tulips and an hungry deer!

hibiscus

Doug’s mailbag: Hibiscus care, tomato seeds, daffodils and succulents
Doug Oster

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster answers questions about hibiscus care, tomato seeds, a hard-to-find daffodil variety and succulents in the winter.

Garlic greens

Doug’s mailbag: Early garlic, pencil holly, hydrangeas and tree locations
Doug Oster

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster answers questions about an early garlic growth, pencil holly protection, a hydrangea problem and tree location ideas.

These asters are blooming in front of the conservatory at Lewis Ginter Bontanica Garden in Richmond, Va.

Garden Road Trip: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Va
Doug Oster

Garden road trip: A visit to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Va

Huge disbud mums, which have only one large flower, are on display in the show.

Fall Flower Show at Phipps: 125 Years Of Wonder in pictures
Doug Oster

Fall Flower Show celebrates 125 year anniversary of Phipps

Bellflowers

Doug’s mailbag: Bellflowers, sweet potato vine, deer/garlic and more
Doug Oster

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster answers questions about a mystery flower, whether sweet potato vine is edible and if deer will eat garlic.

Ellen Zachos is the Backyard Forager, author of two books on the topic.

Acorns, dandelions, crabapples and more foraged for tasty meals
Doug Oster

Backyard foraging is fun, easy and provides tasty food

This pretty white anemone is a forgotten flower. Planted years ago and somehow blooming through a tall ornamental grass. Photos by Doug Oster

A forgotten flower
Doug Oster

This forgotten flower is a beautiful surprise

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