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Tired of varmints, he built a cage around his garden.

Tired of varmints, he built a cage around his garden.

He’s gardened for seven decades and has a “unique” way to keep his garden varmint free!

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…

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.

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

Something new, something old for you to grow!

Something new, something old for you to grow!

We all need to hear about new introduction in the plant world, but what about something tried and true too.