Gardeners can help the hungry at Red Ripe and Roasted with Doug at Phipps Sunday
Doug Oster

Join me at the 13th annual Red Ripe and Roasted Tomato and Garlic Festival at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens on Sunday Aug. 27, 2017 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. I’m one of the founders of the festival, it’s a way to get fresh garden produce to people who are hungry. The Greater Pittsburgh

See Doug at Laurel Highlands Senior Lifestyle Show Thursday 12 and 1pm
Doug Oster

I’ll be at the Laurel Highlands Senior Lifestyle Show at the Donegal Community Center from 11 a.m until 3 p.m. I’ll be answering garden questions, giving away lots of free seeds and also speaking at 12 noon and 1 p.m. At noon it’s “Doug’s 10 Best Garden Tips in 15 minutes or Less.” At 1

Free Herb Talk with Doug Saturday, 11am at Whole Foods Wexford.
Doug Oster

I’ll be at Whole Foods on Saturday July 8, 2017 at 11 a.m. presenting “Planting Herbs now to Extend your Harvest.” It’s kicking off festivities for the Wexford Garden and Pond Tour which is the following Saturday. The Secret Gardens and Ponds in the Wexford area will be available for a self – guided tour

Free caladium bulbs as seen on KDKA Pittsburgh Today Live
Doug Oster

In this week’s segment from Pittsburgh Today Live I talked all about choosing plants that are red, white and blue for Fourth of July planting. One of the shade lovers was caladiums. They are grown for their beautiful foliage. You can get a free bulb at Hahn Nursery by just saying you heard about it

Free tour of Renziehausen Park Rose Garden with Doug, Wed. June 14
Doug Oster

Join me on Wednesday June 14 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Renziehausen Park Rose Garden in McKeesport to explore the greatest collection of roses in our area. I love this place and want you to discover it too. All the roses are in full bloom and they are spectacular to see and

Chelsea Flower Show is amazing…surprise!
Doug Oster

Walking into the Great Pavilion at the Chelsea Flower Show is jaw dropping, even the second time around. I first visited four years ago, and returning to this stunning show is a gardener’s dream. Imagine every plant you’ve ever wanted to grow in its prime. Roses, lady slippers, tomatoes, hostas and everything else looks perfect.

Fell in love again, welcome to Sissinghurst!
Doug Oster

Sissinghurst Castle Garden was not on our tour of the gardens in London. It’s about an hour train ride south. I was surprised when only three people wanted to travel there on our day off. This garden was on all of their bucket lists as well as mine. So in the morning we walked to

The Savill Garden near London reveals unique beauty
Doug Oster

While descending a soft woodland path, the gentle songs of birds with unfamiliar calls ring through the forest from the tops of trees in The Savill Garden near London. Large ferns are unfurling while azaleas and rhododendrons flowers begin their inevitable decline. Puffy white clouds drift overhead as the garden reveals itself. Exploring a garden

The wonders of London: Day 1
Doug Oster

Sleep deprived and weary from an overnight flight I led a group of gardeners into the lobby of the Grange Wellington Hotel in London. Since it was nine in the morning the rooms weren’t ready, which was no surprise. So we took off to explore the city on foot. We only walked out the front

15th Annual Plant Swap and Giveaway Sunday 5/28 at Soergel Orchards
Doug Oster

These are ‘Limbaugh Legacy Potato Top’ tomatoes. They are big, meaty and taste wonderful. This will be the 15th year I’ve held a plant swap and giveaway. Although there’s some dispute with participants about how many years this has been going on. The first couple seasons I actually held the event at my house. It

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