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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.

Beautiful Bugs! Love them, watch them and enjoy them

  There is beauty everywhere in the garden if you take time to look close. In between raindrops I searched Read the full article…

June 16, 2016

Corpse flower at Phipps begins blooming to the delight of visitors

Usually it’s the sweet fragrances of lilies, roses or hyacinths that draw visitors to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, today Read the full article…

June 9, 2016

Watch the corpse flower prepare to bloom on this live feed.

The staff at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens are officially on “Bloom Watch” for the corpse flower Romero. Hours have Read the full article…

June 6, 2016

Corpse Flower “Romero” at Phipps prepares to bloom again. Smell The Magic!

It was back in 2010 when Ben Dunigan, curator of horticulture at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens pulled me aside Read the full article…

May 31, 2016

Doug’s 14th Annual Plant Swap and Giveaway 12 noon, Sunday June 5 at Soergel’s new location

This will be the 14th year I’ve held a plant swap and giveaway. Although there’s some dispute with participants about Read the full article…

May 16, 2016

Thin those sprouting seeds. Serve the thinning as micro-greens!

  A packet of seeds only costs a few dollars and it’s a great way to get plants started right Read the full article…

May 9, 2016

The first toad of the season signals spring

Gardeners see the world a little differently than “normal” people. We’re watching the signs that nature provides to see when Read the full article…

May 2, 2016

Switzerland’s capital Bern offers gardening treasures and more

  A haunting classical melody echoes through the streets of Bern, Switzerland as I walk back to my hotel. An Read the full article…

April 23, 2016

Spring transitions bring beauty to the garden

The spring garden might be the most satisfying, especially as the daffodils and tulips share space with one fading and Read the full article…

April 20, 2016

Free Heirloom Lettuce Plants and Seeds with Doug at Old Economy Village Saturday Plus Garlic Burgers too!

I’m hosting the Spring Garden Workshop at Old Economy Village this Saturday (4/16/16). I’ll be the emcee and keynote speaker Read the full article…

April 13, 2016

Cold Survivors, these plants weathered the storm

After temperatures dipped to 20 degrees over the weekend, everyone (including myself) wondered what would survive. It’s not that unusual Read the full article…

April 11, 2016

Winter sowing of radishes worked! You can plant the same way now

Last winter I did a video about something called frost seeding (you can watch it here). I threw radish seeds Read the full article…

April 6, 2016

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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.”