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

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

The Iron Garden at the Carrie Blast Furnaces National Historic Landmark is one of Pittsburgh’s hidden treasures.

Joe Hamm’s Daffodil Hortus bulb sale 2021

Joe Hamm’s Daffodil Hortus bulb sale 2021

I’m a huge fan of Joe Hamm’s Daffodil Hortus in Washington County. It’s the greatest collection of blooming daffodils I’ve ever seen. Here’s a letter from Joe which explains how to order your bulbs. The sales of the bulbs helps Joe continue his work. From…

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.

Garlic scapes (seedheads) are removed now. How to harvest and store garlic

Garlic scapes (seedheads) are removed now. How to harvest and store garlic

A little less than half my garden is filled with garlic, there are even containers filled with the plants. I would guess about two or three hundred head. I went crazy during the fall planting, hoping to grow enough homegrown garlic to get me through…

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…

An Urban Garden Work of Art

An Urban Garden Work of Art

This Lawrenceville garden is an uban oasis, filled with wonderful plants.

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,…

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…