Determined to see these beauties bloom

Posted on: September 8, 2019 | Written By: | Comments


Evan & Grant Spithaler

After being very careful with watering and keeping animals away all season, we had one close call with deer eating all of the leaves on the stems, but we finally got some beautiful sunflower blooms. So proud of our success…it doesn’t happen often at our house!

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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.”