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Free virtual organic gardening classes with Doug

Free virtual organic gardening classes with Doug

Learn how to garden naturally and have your best season ever with Doug.

In Doug’s Garden: Joe Hamm’s Daffodil Hortus (Collection)

In Doug’s Garden: Joe Hamm’s Daffodil Hortus (Collection)

In Doug’s Garden: Joe Hamm’s Daffodil Hortus (Collection)_______Joe Hamm’s Daffodil Hortus, which means collection is one of my favorite places in the world. I did this story a few years ago and have returned annually to see the show.It’s the greatest collection of daffodils in…

Testing for Doug’s Free Seed Shack at Hahn Nursery

Testing for Doug’s Free Seed Shack at Hahn Nursery

I’ve converted old newspaper sales boxes into Doug’s Free Seed Shacks. Most of them will be placed in under served communities to give residents access to seeds for food and flowers. I’ve got one filled with seeds right now at Hahn Nursery in Ross. I’d…

Surprise Spring Cold Snap Tested Pittsburgh Gardens

Surprise Spring Cold Snap Tested Pittsburgh Gardens

Most plants shook off a recent cold snap. Here’s a list of plants and when to get them in the ground.

Everything You Need to Know About Growing A Lush, Organic Lawn

Everything You Need to Know About Growing A Lush, Organic Lawn

Don’t buy into the “Great Lawn Lie.” You can have a great organic lawn.

Everything You Need to Know About Growing A Lush, Organic Lawn

Everything You Need to Know About Growing A Lush, Organic Lawn

Don’t believe the “Great Lawn Lie.” Nothing will outgrow grass when it’s happy. Organic lawns are safe for all of us.

Tour the Spring Flower Show at Phipps with Doug from PTL

Tour the Spring Flower Show at Phipps with Doug from PTL

I spent the day with Laura Schoch, a display horticulturist at Phipps Conservatory, exploring “Canopy of Color,” the Spring Flower Show . I was blown away by the show and I’m excited for you to see it on Pittsburgh Today Live. Here’s the show. You…

Talking Trees podcast: Teaching kids the importance of trees

Talking Trees podcast: Teaching kids the importance of trees

Teaching kids the importance of trees is a valuable lesson for children.

Planting Peas and Other Early-Spring Crops to Start on now

Planting Peas and Other Early-Spring Crops to Start on now

St. Patrick’s Day signals the start of planting, but there’s still plenty of time to get seeds and plants in the ground.