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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.

What we’re reading: Using less plastic, houseplant apps and more

There are plenty of fascinating reads in the world of gardening. The stories stretch from how to use less plastic in the garden to the year’s top flower at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

May 26, 2019

Doug’s mailbag: Leggy tomatoes, struggling plant, shrub IDs and more

Gardening editor Doug Oster gets asked a lot of questions. A lot. And he doesn’t mind offering gardening advice. But Read the full article…

May 26, 2019

Doug’s mailbag: Wildflowers, cicadas, tree identifications and more

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster answers questions about wildflowers, cicadas, tree identifications and more.

May 24, 2019

In the Garden: Installing an innovative trellis and meeting the inventor

Scott Carlson calls himself a product developer. This inventor has created an innovative trellis that Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster is going to try out this season to support tomatoes.

May 22, 2019

Favorite annual flowers for summer planting

These annuals will look great all season long

May 21, 2019

Doug’s mailbag: Rabbit problem, discouraging dogs, geraniums and more

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster answers questions about a rabbit problem, keeping dogs away from your plants, geraniums and more.

May 21, 2019

What we read: Gardening fights depression, robot tomato picker and more

There are plenty of fascinating reads in the gardening world, with stories stretching from “green therapy” to fight depression, all the way to an ancient Jewish tradition of letting the land rest.

May 19, 2019

These are the flowers and plants that deer don’t want to eat

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster talks about the types of flowers and plants that deer don’t want to eat on KDKA’s “Pittsburgh Today Live.”

May 17, 2019

Doug’s mailbag: Cypress, wild garlic, gnats and more

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster answers questions about cypress shrubs, how safe is wild garlic to eat, gnats and more.

May 17, 2019

Succession planting of tomatoes and other plants prevents diseases and pests

Don’t plant everything the same day. Keep planting for disease free tomatoes and other plants

May 16, 2019

Gardening With Friends: Tree of Life memorial benches and lessons from planting

Students at Greenfield Elementary learn to plant trees from the One Tree Per Child project and the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation. They also install memorial benches for the victims of the Tree of Life shooting tragedy. Their original planting for One Tree was destroyed by vandals along with wooden benches.

May 15, 2019

Take a tour of ‘Van Gogh in Bloom’ at Phipps Conservatory

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster takes a tour of the newest exhibit, “Van Gogh In Bloom,” at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in the latest episode of KDKA’s “Pittsburgh Today Live.”

May 14, 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.”