Tag: Gardening

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.

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…

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…

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,…

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.

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