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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.

Ask The Gardener: Squash plants, poison ivy, red thread and more

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster answers questions about struggling squash plants, poison ivy removal, red thread in grass and more.

June 22, 2019

Garden personality Rick Darke celebrates Carrie Furnace’s industrial landscape

Rick Darke sees beauty where others don’t

June 20, 2019

In the Garden: Summer nursery bargains, garlic scapes, a not so hot pepper and more

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster is the world’s cheapest gardener and got some great bargains. He’s showing how to make the most of them in the garden. He’s showing what garlic scapes are so you will realize what a great treat they are, and he also found a very interesting habanero pepper.

June 19, 2019

Ask the Gardener: Virginia creeper, moving perennials, flower ID and more

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster answers questions about Virginia creeper, the right time to move perennials, a flower identification and more.

June 16, 2019

Get free 3945 tomato seedlings 6/16 at Hahn Nursery plus Doug Oster will help you shop

3945 tomato was found on a battlefield during WWII

June 14, 2019

Ask The Gardener: Tree location, dying daffodils, plant ID and more

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster answers questions about whether volcano mulching killed trees, dying daffodils, a plant identification and more.

June 13, 2019

Pollinator Week is June 17-23, 2019. Here’s how to help the good bugs thrive.

Get ready for Pollinator Week and celebrate the good bugs!

June 12, 2019

In the Garden: Planting for pollinators, a new basil and favorite summer lettuce sowing

We all know the importance of planting for pollinators. Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster has chosen an easy perennial to plant that helps monarch butterflies and other pollinators. He’s also planting a new disease resistant basil along with his favorite lettuce for summer.

June 12, 2019

Honeybees on city rooftops cared for by The Best Bees Company helps pollinators

Rooftop hives in Pittsburgh are another way to help the bees

June 11, 2019

Sophomore Gardener: Year 2 of gardening begins in earnest

The Sophomore Gardener: Cool-weather vegetables have mostly been replaced with the veggies that prefer the warmer temperatures of the coming months.

June 10, 2019

Ask The Gardener: Tomato blight, reducing weeds, strawberries and more

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster answers questions about tomato blight, his favorite way to reduce weeds, protecting strawberries and more.

June 9, 2019

New Gardener: Starting the garden and buying too many plants

Everybody Gardens videographer Jess Levo is starting her garden in a big way, but she discovers she bought too many plants when it came time to get going.

June 8, 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.”