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The Hidden Life of Trolls at Phipps from PTL

The Hidden Life of Trolls at Phipps from PTL

The Hidden Life of Trolls at Phipps is an amazing display. It’s a fun Summer Flower Show.

Tribute to Pearl With a Pearl Bush: A Memorial Garden to Honor Loved Ones

Tribute to Pearl With a Pearl Bush: A Memorial Garden to Honor Loved Ones

May 5, 2021 When I posted a picture of my pearl bush (Exochorda) in full bloom on my Facebook page, Karen Tarr commented, “OMG, I have one blooming in honor of my mom, whose name was Pearl. Love the bush.” I reached out to Tarr,…

Free “You Dig” daffodils

Free “You Dig” daffodils

Mark Honess has property in Cranberry that’s going to be sold and converted into townhouses or some type of development. He want’s people to come dig the daffodils and take them to a good home. Just text Mark at this number and he’ll work out…

Free plants from Jeannette gardener

Free plants from Jeannette gardener

I’ve been friends with John Wassel of Jeannette in Westmoreland County for quite a while now. He wants to help people and loves to grow plants. He’s got way more than he can use. This is one of the reasons I love gardeners, they have…

Angora Gardens Spring Plant Sale continues this week. 3945 tomato plants available

Angora Gardens Spring Plant Sale continues this week. 3945 tomato plants available

I’ve been a big fan of Angora Gardens for a long time. They help the community in so many ways. The story, titled Peace, Wellness, Plants and a Sense of Community, explains everything they do at the gardens in White Oak. Their annual spring plant…

18th Annual Doug Oster Plant Swap and Gardening Hullabaloo 5/23/21 at Soergels 11am

18th Annual Doug Oster Plant Swap and Gardening Hullabaloo 5/23/21 at Soergels 11am

The Plant Swap is back! Let’s trade plants and have some gardening fun!

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.