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What Garden Pros Want Us To Grow

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It’s been nearly a decade that I’ve been making the trek to Baltimore for the annual Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show. It can be overwhelming with more than 1,500 booths, filled with everything you could imagine for gardening. There are new plant introductions, products and nursery stock everywhere for garden centers to consider for the upcoming […]

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Ask the Gardener: Sunflowers, lemon trees and plantains

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Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster gets asked a lot of questions. A lot. And he doesn’t mind offering gardening advice. But rather than just limiting those answers to the person who asked, we thought it might be a good idea to share that wealth of knowledge with everybody. There are three ways to send in […]

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How to grow herbs indoors

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Bright afternoon sun streams in the dining room window, backlighting a tall ‘Genovese’ basil plant. The herb is flanked by rosemary, thyme, tarragon, parsley and dill. The dill has bitten the dust, but the others are doing well on the windowsill. They will never grow with the vigor of outdoor plants in window light, but […]

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Attracting birds to the garden

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As the sun peers over the horizon a wren is happily singing away, already on the hunt for a mate, the days are getting longer. Max the Wonder Dog is 16, but even he listens quizzically to the little bird chirping away. As the fog burns off, peanuts are added to the birdfeeder, shell and […]

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Ask the Gardener: Peace Lily, Amaryllis Problems and Planting Trees

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Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster gets asked a lot of questions. A lot. And he doesn’t mind offering gardening advice. But rather than just limiting those answers to the person who asked, we thought it might be a good idea to share that wealth of knowledge with everybody. There are three ways to send in […]

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Fresh garden vegetables inspire treasured recipes

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Dave Taiclet is pouring a dark red “elixir” out of a huge plastic jar into smaller containers. Hot peppers hang from strings all around the kitchen. One look at his black pants covered with a colorful pepper pattern leave no doubt that he is obsessed with hot peppers. The air is filled with the unmistakable, […]

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Plants with winter interest

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What is a gardener to do during the gray days of winter? For many of us, it’s all about planning. This is the perfect time to scout around for plants that provide winter interest to the landscape. Put them on your list of things to get in the ground this spring, and you’ll be rewarded […]

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Ask the Gardener: Growing peanuts, houseplant recommendations and more

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Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster gets asked a lot of questions. A lot. And he doesn’t mind offering gardening advice. But rather than just limiting those answers to the person who asked, we thought it might be a good idea to share that wealth of knowledge with everybody. There are three ways to send in […]

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New Plants for 2020

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Every year we see new and interesting plants introduced. It’s exciting to see what gardening professionals are interested in growing this season. Cultivate ’19 is a trade show spanning eight acres at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. During a visit to Cultivate over the summer, those pros showed what they were most excited about. New […]

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11 best Christmas plants- Unique cultivars and traditional choices

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There was a time when poinsettias, paperwhites and amaryllis were the only three traditional plants being offered for the holidays. The details of growing and enjoying those plants are covered below, but there are some other interesting things to grow indoors for this festive season. There’s nothing wrong with the big three, but it’s fun […]

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Best Gift Ideas for Gardeners

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It’s always fun to put together the annual gift guide for gardeners. They (we) are easy to buy for, so here’s a list of some of my favorite things that will make you a hero when they unwrap these unique gifts.   Growing vegetables and flowers from seeds is fun, easy and provides unique varieties […]

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Ask the Gardener: Hibiscus, daffodil bulbs, geraniums and more

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Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster gets asked a lot of questions. A lot. And he doesn’t mind offering gardening advice. But rather than just limiting those answers to the person who asked, we thought it might be a good idea to share that wealth of knowledge with everybody. There are three ways to send in […]

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How to plant a real live Christmas tree in your yard

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There’s an unmistakable pine scent released when brushing against the evergreen trees lined up outside of Best Feeds Garden Center’s location in Ross. That aroma conjures up childhood memories of sleepless nights and presents under the tree the next morning. Owner and manager Dwayne Evans is getting ready for the holiday season, and he recommends […]

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Ask the Gardener: Rose bushes, cauliflower, apple trees and more

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Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster gets asked a lot of questions. A lot. And he doesn’t mind offering gardening advice. But rather than just limiting those answers to the person who asked, we thought it might be a good idea to share that wealth of knowledge with everybody. There are three ways to send in […]

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50+ Deer-resistant plants to add to you landscape

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As I stepped out the kitchen door to walk the dog, a young deer munching on hydrangeas confronted us. This buck was in the rut and looked at us as if we were competitors in the race to mate. As my dog barked wildly, the deer backed off a little but then stood its ground […]

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Ask the Gardener: Hostas, fig trees, pruning grapevines and more

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Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster gets asked a lot of questions. A lot. And he doesn’t mind offering gardening advice. But rather than just limiting those answers to the person who asked, we thought it might be a good idea to share that wealth of knowledge with everybody. There are three ways to send in […]

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Ask the Gardener: Shrub suggestions, bulbs in containers, shallots and more

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Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster gets asked a lot of questions. A lot. And he doesn’t mind offering gardening advice. But rather than just limiting those answers to the person who asked, we thought it might be a good idea to share that wealth of knowledge with everybody. There are three ways to send in […]

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Fall Gardening Continues

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It’s always a sad day to walk out to the garden after the first hard frost of the season. But as another year of growing tender plants comes to an end, there’s still time to sneak in some bulbs, perennials, trees and shrubs. Often times they can be found on sale too. As the world’s […]

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Planting fall bulbs for spring flowers

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There was a little patch of purple and yellow crocus flowers blooming annually at my childhood home. They were right at the base of a hose spigot near our well. When I would run home after school in the spring, I’d see those flowers and connect the dots, knowing the school year was waning. Decades […]

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Ask the Gardener: Eucalyptus, reblooming iris, mulberry and more

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Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster gets asked a lot of questions. A lot. And he doesn’t mind offering gardening advice. But rather than just limiting those answers to the person who asked, we thought it might be a good idea to share that wealth of knowledge with everybody. There are three ways to send in […]

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Ask the Gardener: Ground cover, kudzu, celosia and more

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Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster gets asked a lot of questions. A lot. And he doesn’t mind offering gardening advice. But rather than just limiting those answers to the person who asked, we thought it might be a good idea to share that wealth of knowledge with everybody. There are three ways to send in […]

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ADA School Sensory Garden

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The soft plumes of tall, ornamental grass sway in the breeze in the Sensory Garden at Pioneer Education Center in the Brookline neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The school was designed and built as a special education center. Many of the students here are medically fragile or have multiple disabilities. A young boy being pushed in a […]

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Ask the Gardener: Moving rosemary, wall of trees, thinning veggies and more

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Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster gets asked a lot of questions. A lot. And he doesn’t mind offering gardening advice. But rather than just limiting those answers to the person who asked, we thought it might be a good idea to share that wealth of knowledge with everybody. (The questions may be lightly edited for […]

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Ask the Gardener: Dodder, schefflera cuttings, basil and more

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Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster gets asked a lot of questions. A lot. And he doesn’t mind offering gardening advice. But rather than just limiting those answers to the person who asked, we thought it might be a good idea to share that wealth of knowledge with everybody. (The questions may be lightly edited for […]

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Choosing the right taxidermist requires some homework

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You’ve probably seen them floating around the Internet and laughed. We’re talking pictures of horrifically bad, even frightening taxidermy. If you haven’t, just Google something like “really bad taxidermy” and see what turns up. Spoiler alert: it ain’t pretty. The real tragedy is that each of the animals mounted in shocking fashion – bug eyes, […]

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Ask the Gardener: Saving lilies, plant ID, volunteer squash and more

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Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster gets asked a lot of questions. A lot. And he doesn’t mind offering gardening advice. But rather than just limiting those answers to the person who asked, we thought it might be a good idea to share that wealth of knowledge with everybody. There are three ways to send in […]

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