Enjoy your garden

For the dedicated horticulturist to the casual flowerpot planter – there’s a gardener in all of us. Everybody Gardens is your trusted source for all things gardening. Led by locally known and loved garden expert Doug Oster, Everybody Gardens welcomes gardeners of all skill levels to a fun, informative community and marketplace. Share advice with other members, get tips from local experts, submit your garden success stories and be recognized by Doug! Best of all, shop for garden products Doug stands by right here in the Everybody Gardens Shop to help you make the most of your gardening experience.

Ask the Gardener: Hydrangeas, pachysandra and hellebores

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster answers questions about pruning hydrangeas, pachysandra patches, hellebores and ferns.

February 10, 2020

Ask the Gardener: Sprouting garlic, growing spinach and money tree

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster answers questions about sprouting garlic, tips for growing lettuce and spinach, and a money tree.

February 8, 2020

Spring bulbs poking up—in winter!

Here’s what to do when flower bulbs start emerging early.

February 6, 2020

Tips on how to grow succulents indoors

Learn the best ways to make succulents thrive on the windowsill

February 6, 2020

Gardening With Friends: Tour the Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show with Doug

Everybody Gardens editor gets a wonderful tour of the Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Orchid manager Katie Schuller leads the tour showing off the beauty of the flowers and bonsai.

February 5, 2020

Finding paradise in the woods

Local rhododendron breeder L.G. Walters wonders if anyone else understands his love of the forest

February 3, 2020

Ask the Gardener: Sunflowers, amaryllis bulbs and beautyberry

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster answers questions about ‘SunBelievable Brown Eyed Girl’ sunflowers, amaryllis bulbs and beautyberry.

February 2, 2020

Inside look at the plants of the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster gets an inside look at the tropical plants growing at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.

January 31, 2020

Winter vegetable growing, learning from the best

Winter gardening expert Niki Jabbour helps a reader to extend the season

January 30, 2020

In the Garden: Making more plants by taking cuttings

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster shows how to make more plants by taking cuttings. This is a fun job any time of the year, but great when longing to garden.

January 29, 2020

Unique seed varieties dominate garden catalog order

These unique varieties have Doug Oster thrilled about the upcoming season

January 27, 2020

Ask the Gardener: Bug hotels, knockout roses and lime bushes

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster answers questions about installing bug hotels, deadheading knockout roses and trimming the thorns of a lime bush.

January 27, 2020

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Doug Oster is manager and editor of Everybody Gardens with a passion for gardening and a love of sharing is experiences with other gardeners. You will also find Doug’s gardening contributions in the Tribune-Review each week. He’s an Emmy Award winning producer, television host and writer. Oster is co-host of The Organic Gardeners Radio show every Sunday morning at 7 a.m. on KDKA radio in Pittsburgh. Oster’s Outstanding Documentary Emmy was awarded for Gardens of Pennsylvania, a one hour special he conceived and produced for the PBS affiliate WQED. Doug appears every Thursday morning on KDKA-TV’s Pittsburgh Today live at 9 a.m. “Gardening is fun, he says, enjoy every day spent outside tending vegetables, flowers, shrubs and trees.”