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.

The story of “The Octopus Cactus,” started from a little side shoot

If you happen to be walking through Phipps Conservatory and Botanic Gardens and hear someone whistling, humming or singing, it’s Read the full article…

February 9, 2017

Succulents are beautiful, tough and easy to grow

Tom McMeekin has always been fascinated by succulents, and it shows when you visit Quality Gardens Inc. in Valencia, where Read the full article…

February 9, 2017

The fun and beauty of orchids at Phipps

I arrived an hour early to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. I was there to shoot a video for KDKA’s Read the full article…

February 4, 2017

Little sprouts; big nutrition

Janet McKee is holding a clear Ball mason jar filled with tiny seeds that have started to germinate at her Read the full article…

February 2, 2017

Garlic

My wife and I recently moved back from Western North Carolina and bought an old brick Victorian house we are Read the full article…

February 1, 2017

Saturday is National Seed Swap Day!

For years I’ve been trading seeds with readers, it’s so much fun. I love discovering varieties that have been grown Read the full article…

January 27, 2017

A celebration of square foot gardening

Mel Bartholomew started the square foot gardening phenomenon in 1981 when he released his original book “Square Foot Gardening.” It’s Read the full article…

January 26, 2017

Capitalize on Cannabis is one of the themes at garden trade show

Walking the long aisles lined with exhibitors at the Mid Atlantic Nursery Trade Show in Baltimore can take days. It’s Read the full article…

January 19, 2017

These simple exercises will get you ready to garden and keep you healthy

It seems the older we get, the more benches and other places to sit we need in the garden. Exercise Read the full article…

January 13, 2017

How to prepare garden tools for the season (including your hands)

Laura Schoch is holding a shovel named “Thor” in the tool room near the production greenhouses at Phipps Conservatory and Read the full article…

January 13, 2017

Falling in love at MANTS, this double hellebore is a winner

With nearly 1000 exhibitors at the Mid Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) in Baltimore showcasing everything you could imaging for Read the full article…

January 12, 2017

Ever heard of Sporticulture? Check out these Steelers plants!

As I walked down the first row of exhibitors at the Mid Atlantic Nursery Trade Show in Baltimore I couldn’t Read the full article…

January 11, 2017

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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.”