Stories From the Garden

  • ‘Duet’ is Pittsburgh’s famous dahlia, bred by the late Fred Scott

    'Duet' dahlia was introduced in 1955 and ...

  • A Celebration of ‘Pickwick’ Crocus

  • A New Beginning at 60

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

    Choderwood is a wonderful secret garden ...

  • Advice for Japanese maples after the freeze from Davey Tree

    Here are tips to deal with a Japanese maple ...

  • An Urban Garden Work of Art

    This Lawrenceville garden is an uban oasis, ...

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

    David Mattern harvests lettuce from the ...

  • Chuck Leavell Documentary ‘The Tree Man’ Explores Pianist’s Legendary Music, Environmentalism

    By Doug Oster September 29, 2021 Chuck Leavell ...

  • 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 ...

  • Container planting 101 for flowers and veggies as seen on PTL

    Here's a great formula for planting containers ...

  • Donate extra vegetable seedlings to Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

    You can help the hungry by donating your ...

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

    Don't believe the "Great Lawn Lie." Nothing ...

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

    Don't buy into the "Great Lawn Lie." You ...

  • Free Plants From Jeannette, PA Gardener

  • Free Tomato Seeds Found on WWII Battlefield

  • Garden clubs donate seeds to food bank and others in need

    Garden clubs donate nearly 4000 packets ...

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

    The Iron Garden at the Carrie Blast Furnaces ...

  • Getting amaryllis and paperwhites to rebloom, planting microgreens in Pitt Moss

    Learn how to grow paperwhites, amaryllis ...

  • Giant tithonia, deadheading, fertilizing containers and more

    Check out this giant Mexican sunflower and ...

  • Guest Post: Losing an old friend growing in the front yard

    One gardener reflects on the loss of an ...

  • Had enough? Ready to throw in the towel? Keep gardening!

    Gardening is easy when it's easy and hard ...

  • Houseplants Heal During Hard Times

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

    How to garden: There's no such thing as ...

  • In Doug’s Garden: Bargain hanging basket fun!

    It's so much fun to save money! It's bargain ...

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

  • In Doug’s Garden: Making more tomato plants

    You can make more tomato plants by taking ...

  • In Doug’s Garden: The I can’t throw anything away show

    Growing up with two parents who lived through ...

  • Joe Hamm’s Daffodil Hortus bulb sale

    Below is an email from Joe Hamm who runs ...

  • Join Doug on a trip to Croatia on a private yacht July 2021 Webinar below explains the trip

    We're going to have fun exploring Croatia ...

  • Making Garlic Scape Pesto on Pittsburgh Today Live

    Garlic scape pesto is my favorite way to ...

  • Making more plants by taking cuttings and rooting in Pitt Moss.

    Taking cuttings is a great way to make more ...

  • Phipps to reopen as seen on PTL

    Phipps is reopening!

  • Planting a container with Pitt Moss

    Planting a big container with Pitt Moss! ...

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

    St. Patrick's Day signals the start of planting, ...

  • Planting tomatoes for early and healthy harvest from PTL

    Harvest the first tomato of the season and ...

  • Poison ivy control tip from gardener is safe and inexpensive

    This is a great way to garden and stay safe ...

  • Ralph Brock was Pennsylvania’s first African-American forester

    Read the fascinating story of Ralph Brock ...

  • ShrubBucket offers unique plants in a new way (with discount code)

    ShrubBucket ships interesting plants right ...

  • Something new, something old for you to grow!

    We all need to hear about new introduction ...

  • Succession planting with Pitt Moss in your Victory Garden

    Succession planting is a great way to have ...

  • Surprise Spring Cold Snap Tested Pittsburgh Gardens

    Most plants shook off a recent cold snap. ...

  • The Beauty of Daffodils from PTL

  • The Great Garlic Giveaway

    Follow me as I deliver garlic for planting ...

  • The Hidden Life of Trolls at Phipps from PTL

    The Hidden Life of Trolls at Phipps is an ...

  • The story of the 3945 tomato found on WWII battlefield

    The '3945' tomato was discovered while crossing ...

  • This beautiful orchid reveals a touching story

    This orchid has a very special story.

  • Thursday 7pm webinar about my trip to Croatia in 2021

    I'll be hosting a webinar on Thursday at ...

  • Tour the Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show at Phipps

    Follow me on a tour of the Orchid and Tropical ...

  • Tour the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden as seen on PTL

    The Pittsburgh Botanic Garden has reopened. ...

  • Tour the Spring Flower Show at Phipps with Doug from PTL

    I spent the day with Laura Schoch, a display ...

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

    May 5, 2021 When I posted a picture of my ...

  • Unique snowdrop and homemade container evoke memories of garden friends

    A special spring flower and a handmade container ...

  • Watch this webinar about Doug’s upcoming trip to Croatia.

    Join me Thursday 1/28 at 7pm for a webinar ...

  • Watering the garden the right way from PTL

    There's a right way to water the garden ...

  • What to do if you discover Spotted lanternfly

    Here's what to do if you come across the ...

  • You Should Grow This: ‘Amistad’ salvia w/hummingbird footage

    'Amistad' salvia is a treasured gift from ...

  • You Should Grow This: ‘Big Duck’ marigolds

    You Should Grow This: 'Big Duck' marigold. ...

  • You Should Grow This: Anemone ‘Queen Charlotte’

    You Should Grow This: Anemone 'Queen Charlotte.' ...

  • You Should Grow This: Japanese pieris

    You Should Grow This: Japanese pieris.