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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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Ask the Gardener: Azalea issue, crabgrass and perennial questions

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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 garlic bulbs

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There are good and bad things about being obsessed with garlic. On the bright side, it’s tasty, really good for you, and when cooked, fills the house with the aroma of love. (It repels vampires too, right?) On the downside, after eating too much, that “lovely” fragrance permeates from pores, often offending people who come […]

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Ask the Gardener: Green tomatoes, arborvitae and millet

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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 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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