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Go to Costa Rica with Doug, only a few seats left!

Go to Costa Rica with Doug, only a few seats left!

I’ll be taking gardeners it Costa Rica in February of 2022. This trip has the best price point I’ve ever offered. This nine day trip explores the flora and fauna of one of this tropical paradise. We’ll visit San Jose, Coffee Plantation, Guanacaste, Monteverde Cloud…

Garden Restores Once Scarred Landscape at the Carrie Blast Furnaces in Pittsburgh

Garden Restores Once Scarred Landscape at the Carrie Blast Furnaces in Pittsburgh

The Iron Garden at the Carrie Blast Furnaces National Historic Landmark is one of Pittsburgh’s hidden treasures.

Joe Hamm’s Daffodil Hortus bulb sale 2021

Joe Hamm’s Daffodil Hortus bulb sale 2021

I’m a huge fan of Joe Hamm’s Daffodil Hortus in Washington County. It’s the greatest collection of blooming daffodils I’ve ever seen. Here’s a letter from Joe which explains how to order your bulbs. The sales of the bulbs helps Joe continue his work. From…

Dealing with garden pests organically as seen on PTL

Dealing with garden pests organically as seen on PTL

Use these organic controls to keep the garden pest free.

A Special Tour Through Highland Park’s Secret Garden, Choderwood

A Special Tour Through Highland Park’s Secret Garden, Choderwood

Choderwood is a wonderful secret garden in Highland Park.

Garlic scapes (seedheads) are removed now. How to harvest and store garlic

Garlic scapes (seedheads) are removed now. How to harvest and store garlic

A little less than half my garden is filled with garlic, there are even containers filled with the plants. I would guess about two or three hundred head. I went crazy during the fall planting, hoping to grow enough homegrown garlic to get me through…

Doug’s Ultimate Guide To Growing Your Own Tomatoes

Doug’s Ultimate Guide To Growing Your Own Tomatoes

By Doug Oster May 26, 2021 After an early morning downpour followed by gray skies and imminent showers, the time was right to plant the first crop of tomatoes. There is a certain joy when the stars align in the garden. Oftentimes, things are so…

Doug and Andy back together again talking about trees

Doug and Andy back together again talking about trees

It was fun to do this video with my friend Andy Amrhein. We talk all about trees, how to plant, prune and choose the right varieties. This came about after Davey Tree did an extensive study of the trees in Bethel Park and then came…

Come with Doug to the Chelsea Flower Show, Gardens of England and Floriade in Holland, May 2022

Come with Doug to the Chelsea Flower Show, Gardens of England and Floriade in Holland, May 2022

I’ll be traveling to England and Holland to explore the Chelsea Flower Show, the gardens of England and a once in a decade celebration of flowers called Floriade in Holland. This is my third trip to the see the Chelsea Flower Show. It’s an amazing…