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,…

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.

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.

How to garden: There’s no such thing as a green thumb!

How to garden: There’s no such thing as a green thumb!

How to garden: There’s no such thing as a green thumb

Chanticleer Garden designs with vegetables as COVID begins. Donates nearly 5000 pounds of produce.

Chanticleer Garden designs with vegetables as COVID begins. Donates nearly 5000 pounds of produce.

The team at Chanticleer Garden switched gears last year as the pandemic began. Unsure of when they would be able to open, they decided to grow vegetables in many of the gardens. Using them as design elements where flowers would usually go. Not only were…

Unique snowdrop and homemade container evoke memories of garden friends

Unique snowdrop and homemade container evoke memories of garden friends

A special spring flower and a handmade container bring back memories of two garden friends.