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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.

Doug’s mailbag: Rehoming daylilies, butterfly bush, amaryllis and more

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster answers questions about rehoming daylilies, trimming a butterfly bush, a blooming amaryllis and more.

March 29, 2019

Spring bulbs lead to garden plans

Note where spring bulbs are blooming now to know where to plant more in the fall

March 28, 2019

In the Garden: Phipps Spring Flower Show

Explore the Spring Flower Show at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens with Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster. “Gardens of the Rainbow” includes a giant peacock named Kevin.

March 27, 2019

Rose pruning demonstration at Renzie Park Rose Garden on April 6

Learn to prune roses the right way

March 26, 2019

‘Garden of the Rainbow’ Spring Flower Show runs at Phipps until April 21

Here’s a time lapse look at the installation of the garden in the South Conservatory and the construction of a huge, beautiful peacock at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

March 26, 2019

Doug’s mailbag: Apple tree lichens, kiwi plant, growing pea sprouts and more

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster answers questions about growths on an apple tree, what to do with a kiwi plant and how to start growing pea sprouts.

March 23, 2019

Early Spring Sowing

Get a jump on the season by planting these seeds now!

March 21, 2019

In The Garden: Early spring planting season starts NOW

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster is in the garden, planting seeds at long last. He’s putting peas, radishes, carrots and spinach in the ground with some tips on how to make them more successful.

March 20, 2019

St. Patrick’s Day tradition of planting peas is broken on a trip to Florida

Sometimes it’s OK to break a family tradition

March 17, 2019

Doug’s mailbag: Planting grass, starting tomatoes, zinnias and more

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster answers questions about planting grass now, starting tomatoes, zinnia problems and more.

March 17, 2019

The New Gardener: Getting ready for a new season of growing

The New Gardener is taking the lessons he learned in his first year of gardening and hoping to apply them to a successful second season.

March 16, 2019

‘Firefly’ climbing hydrangea tells an interesting tale about introducing plants to the trade

Dan Benarcik introduced ‘Firefly’ climbing hydrangea.

March 13, 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.”