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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.

In the Garden: Forcing tomatoes to ripen, ornamentals as edibles, planting greens and sitting around

This week Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster is showing how to get stubborn green tomatoes to ripen. He’s also found nurseries selling ornamentals that will be perfect for the fall vegetable garden. Oster is planting some greens to harvest all winter and is showing how he enjoys the fall garden by sitting around with friends.

September 11, 2019

Ask the Gardener: Magnolia tree, cactus care, avocados and more

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster answers questions about magnolia trees, transitioning a cactus from outside to indoors, an avocado tree and more.

September 10, 2019

Zoo horticulturist Frank Pizzi plans retirement after opening new greenhouse

Long career at the zoo winds down with addition of new greenhouse

September 5, 2019

In the Garden: All about mums, planting veggies and a namesake plant

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster is planting kale for a winter harvest, showing off more discount lilies, finding garden surprises and talking all about fall planted mums. He’s thrilled and honored to show you a plant that’s been named for him too.

September 4, 2019

Ask the Gardener: Shrub damage, dahlia tubers, rose issues and more

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster answers questions about shrub damage, saving dahlia tubers, treating rose issues and more.

September 3, 2019

Gardening With Friends: Two perspectives of Van Gogh in Bloom at Phipps

Jordyn Melino is associate director of exhibits at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. She discusses using the art of Vincent Van Gogh, transforming the paintings into display rooms for the Summer Flower Show, Van Gogh in Bloom. Sarah Hall is chief curator and director of collections at Frick Pittsburgh who explains the history, beauty and meaning of the artwork itself.

August 28, 2019

Favorite perennial plants

These favorite perennial plants will live for years in the garden

August 27, 2019

Fall planted perennials can thrive for decades or longer

Planting perennials now will add color, texture and beauty to the garden for years to come

August 27, 2019

Ask the Gardener: Planting apple trees, cabbage moths, lilacs and more

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster answers questions about planting apple trees, cabbage moths, a lilac tree issue and more.

August 26, 2019

Ask the Gardener: Dahlias, rose of Sharon, soil improvements and more

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster answers questions about dahlias, struggling rose of Sharon plants, soil improvements and more.

August 23, 2019

Garden journal reveals grandfather’s love

Journal reveals life and love of a father and grandfather

August 22, 2019

Splitting tomatoes? Here’s why and what to do.

Tomatoes often split this time of the year

August 21, 2019

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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.”