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

A Celebration of Seeds! Free event for gardeners on Feb. 23

A winter seed and plant swap at the Carnegie Library offers gardeners a chance to add some new seeds but also grow some new friendships.

February 7, 2019

‘Gardening Santa’ to pay a visit to Hahn Nursery in Ross

The “Gardening Santa” will be paying a visit to Hahn Nursery in Ross for two weekend days in December.

November 27, 2018

Book Lovers Day: Some of Doug Oster’s favorite gardening books

In honor of National Book Lovers Day, we asked our gardening editor Doug Oster to come up with a list Read the full article…

August 9, 2018

Doug’s mailbag: Strawberry plants, cool-weather crops, pumpkins 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…

July 31, 2018

Library garden teaches children about nature and much more

Amaris Geer is wearing a pair of sky blue wings adorned with an intricate sparkle design as she explores the Read the full article…

July 25, 2018

Plants That Matter: 3 trees with special meaning for Western Pennsylvania families

Note: Doug Oster’s “Plants That Matter” series won the Gold Medal award at the 2017 Association of Garden Communicators Media Read the full article…

July 16, 2018

Water Garden offers a retreat for young family

The soothing sounds of running water surround Scott and Catie Walsh as they hold their 7-month-old daughter Amara in their Read the full article…

July 11, 2018

Compost tutorials, plant sale on the horizon in Western Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Resources Council has a number of workshops in Allegheny County including one focused on backyard composting and another Read the full article…

April 27, 2018

Solar-powered weeding robot under development

Weeding your garden is not always fun. So why not let a machine take over the drudgery of that chore? Read the full article…

April 20, 2018

MLB pitcher Adam Wainwright discusses love of gardening

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright missed the 2011 season after having Tommy John surgery on his throwing elbow, but Read the full article…

April 14, 2018

Doug Oster speaking at Penn Hills Lawn and Garden

Need some last-minute advice or inspiration as gardening season draws closer? Make sure to stop by Penn Hills Lawn and Read the full article…

April 3, 2018