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How to Overwinter Dahlia Tubers

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It is a yearly ritual for me to photograph Amy Krut’s dahlia garden at the end of the season. We became friends on Facebook, and after seeing just about every inch of her landscape filled with the late blooming beauties, I knew I had to photograph them. The low angle of the sun makes for […]

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Ask the Gardener: Pokeweed, weed control, osage orange 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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10 best shrubs to plant this fall

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The bright orange flowers of a kerria shrub showed up for a second time at the end of the summer. It was a wonderful surprise as the blooms have a showy, intense color. Kerria is easy to grow in part shade, and it’s underused in the landscape. The flowers are less spectacular if exposed to […]

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Ask the Gardener: Gardenias, arbor vine, hydrangeas 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: Transplanting rose of Sharon, overwintering sedums 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: Amaryllis flowering early, ornamental grass 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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Food Bank Garden

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Tony Miga is supervising the installation of tall, three-legged supports for pole beans in the one-acre plot at Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus. The director of the farm on the Pittsburgh area campus is working with three students who he’s charged with caring for the growing of vegetables for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank’s […]

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Ask the Gardener: Growing garlic, liriope problem and canna lilies

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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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Pollinator Educator

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Heather Holm and her husband were exploring Denmark, and as he delved into his family tree, the understanding spouse also knew he’d be spending time with flowers … as Holm’s passion for pollinators transcends international boundaries and vacation time. “I’m always interested in reading landscapes,” she says of the trip. “I was out looking for […]

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Ask the Gardener: Plant ID, knotweed, tree selection 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: Magnolia tree, cactus care, avocado tree 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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Planting a Tree the Right Way

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There’s an old saying that goes, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is today.” Fall is the best time to plant trees as the temperatures and day length are conducive to root growth instead of top growth. They can be planted in the spring, but the […]

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Fall Tree and Shrub Planting

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While walking through Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, horticulturist Richard Liberto pulled me aside to passionately describe the story he hoped I’d tell. He runs Liberto Designs and works at Best Feeds Garden Center’s Babcock Boulevard location in Ross. After seeing a year of landslides, sinkholes and an early season of neverending rain, he wants […]

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Zoo Horticulturist Retires

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Every gardener wants a state of the art greenhouse, but not everyone is going to need that’s 18 feet tall. Frank Pizzi, curator of horticulture and grounds at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium explains what this new building replaces. “The last greenhouse was a fabricated thing from a kit and a lean too that […]

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Ask The Gardener: Shrub damage, dahlia tubers, rose issues 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: Planting apple trees, cabbage moths, lilac 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. (The questions may be lightly edited for […]

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Fall Planting Perennials

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Nurseries and garden centers are bringing in fresh plant material right now, but there are also deals to be had on plants that have been sitting on the shelves for months. One of the reasons to buy from a good nursery is that those plants have been properly watered and fertilized during the season. They […]

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Ask the Gardener: Dahlias, rose of Sharon, soil improvements 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: Crape myrtles, growing garlic, fertilizer 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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Grandpa’s Garden Journal

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A simple post on Facebook led me to Amy Wilkinson’s lovely story about her late grandfather, Herman Wigle. While responding to another gardener’s inquiry in June about planting beans, she replied that there was still plenty of time to get the seeds in the ground. It was something she had learned from reading her late […]

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Combination planting, stopping slugs, perennials 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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Fall Vegetable Planting

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Many gardeners stand over their plot proudly this time of the year, basking in the glory of what they accomplished with a spring planting. They are satisfied with their gardens and sometimes even look forward to frost as a way to get a break. Then there are the rest of us who are spending the […]

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Tomato issues, monkey grass, daffodil bulbs 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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Somalis transform vacant city lot to farm

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Abdulkadir Chirambo smiles easily, especially when he’s talking about the vacant city lots the United Somali Bantu of Greater Pittsburgh have converted to a huge farm like garden. As president and spokesman of the organization, he gets serious when asked what brought him from Kenya to the Pittsburgh. “Peace, education and changing life,” he says […]

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Ask The Gardener: Tree lichens, bugs and a reader testimonial

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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: Peppers, tomato issues and plant identifications

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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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