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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: Saving lilies, plant ID, squash and more

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster answers questionst about plant identification, saving lilies and peonies, volunteer squash and more.

October 11, 2019

Saving dahlias: How to remove and store dahlia tubers

Memorial dahlia garden is planted in memory of loved ones

October 10, 2019

In the Garden: Instant raised bed garden & planting shrubs in the ground

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster is planting a 200-gallon Root Pouch, which is inexpensive and made from recycled plastic bottles.

October 9, 2019

Fall light brings unique beauty and change to the garden

Take your camera into the garden as the angle of the sun changes

October 7, 2019

Ask the Gardener: Azalea issues, crabgrass and perennial questions

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster answers questions about azalea issues, treating crabgrass organically and several perennial issues.

October 6, 2019

Ask the Gardener: Green tomatoes, arborvitae and millet

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster answers questions about whether to keep green tomatoes, arborvitae care and millet.

October 4, 2019

10 best shrubs to plant this fall

Fall is the perfect time to plant these beautiful shrubs

October 3, 2019

In the Garden: Harvesting paw paws, planting perennials, herbs in containers

Paw paws are an amazing, easy to grow native fruit. Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster shows how the trees are harvested and explains how to grow them. He’s also showing how to plant some bulletproof perennials which will come back year after year. Oster also found some herbs on sale at the nursery and plants them in a container. He also has an “interesting” gnome to add to the garden.

October 2, 2019

Ask the Gardener: Pokeweed, weed control, osage orange and more

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster answers questions about pokeweed, his best method for weed control, osage orange and more.

September 30, 2019

Ask the Gardener: Gardenias, arbor vine, hydrangeas and more

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster answers questions about gardenias, arbor vine, popsicle hydrangeas and more.

September 28, 2019

Food bank garden at Chatham University feeds hungry, teaches students

Innovative project teams Chatham University with Greater Pittsburgh Community Garden

September 26, 2019

In the Garden: Alternates to mums and planting pansies

Mums are one of the important plants for the fall garden, but there are lots of other choices that will take the garden well into winter. Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster is also planting pretty pansies anywhere there’s room.

September 25, 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.”