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.

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

In the Garden: Adding instant color, creating a nursery bed and repairing statues

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster found flats for a dollar and plants them in empty containers. He’s also showing the benefits of a nursery bed. Oster loves statuary and shows how to find them cheap and fix them up.

August 21, 2019

New Gardener: Fresh veggies from the garden contribute to keto success

Having fresh veggies almost daily from the garden has helped the New Gardener and her husband lose a combined 50+ pounds so far with a keto diet.

August 19, 2019

Ask The Gardener: Crape myrtles, growing garlic, fertilizer and more

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster answers questions about crape myrtles, growing garlic, when to stop fertilizing and more.

August 18, 2019

Tomato and Garlic Day offers chance for gardeners to help food bank

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster stopped by “Pittsburgh Today Live” to tell how gardeners can help a food bank at the 15th annual Tomato and Garlic Day.

August 16, 2019

Ask the Gardener: Combination planting, slugs, perennials and more

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster answers questions about combination planting, stopping slugs, perennial plants and more.

August 16, 2019

Sophomore Gardener: Flowers attract pollinators to successful garden

Two types of flowers added to the garden have attracted different pollinators, and that in turn has boosted growth of tomatoes and cucumbers.

August 15, 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.”