A gold variety of sedum planted with red Sempervivum.

Allegheny Chapter of Rock Garden Society hosts 47th annual show

Contrary to Pittsburgh belief, a hillside with painted rocks is not a rock garden. Come and see what a real rock garden is at annual show.

2 days ago

 Black-eyed Susans decorated the backyard of Eric D'Ambrogi's garden, last year's winner in small garden category of the Great Gardens Contest.

Show us your garden: 2015 Great Gardens Contest kicks off

Today we begin accepting entries for the 2015 Great Gardens Contest sponsored by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Botanic Garden.

2 days ago

 Illustration on proper and improper Pruning

A primer on pruning

Know when your tree or shrub blooms when deciding when and how to prune.

1 week ago

 Denise Schreiber grew up in a gardening family in Swissvale.

Gardener: Veggies aren't the only plants you can eat from the garden

Denise Schreiber is educating the public about dining on pansies, lavender and a host of other flowers.

1 week ago

 Bill Cullina, executive director of the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Horticulturalist Bill Cullina speaks at garden symposium

They may not think the way we do, but plants are excellent at manipulating insects into doing their bidding.

2 weeks ago

Gardening Q&A: Horticultural oil smothers magnolia scale

I have an 8-foot tall tulip bush -- I've been told it is also called a magnolia shrub. Can you tell me what it is and how to get rid of it?

2 weeks ago

 Micha Tribou is operations manager at Plumline Nursery in Murrysville. He has a long list of interesting plants being introduced this season.

How does your garden grow? Perhaps with some plants you've never seen

Green thumbs can rejoice: New varieties and hybrids — think “TomTatos” — put a personal touch on our gardens this season.

2 weeks ago

 Asparagus sprouts in the vegetable plot at Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson located in Charlottesville, VA.

Is asparagus up yet? You bet!

Doug Oster offers tips on how to grow asparagus in your garden.

3 weeks ago

 Bruce Goodman and Matthew Burns, both 7, spread mulch on a trail at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden in Oakdale as part of a service project for their Cub Scout Pack 225.

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden opens Wednesday for year-round enjoyment

The 460-acre garden in Oakdale opens April 1 with lots of outdoor family activities on the schedule.

1 month ago

Activities planned at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Busy schedule of outdoor activities planned at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden.

1 month ago

 One of the best products in the ongoing battle of deer versus plant life, Messina Wildlife’s Plotsaver repels by scent.

Strategies to overcome hungry deer and other critters

It's almost garden time, which means you'll be battling insects, diseases and animals. Here are some ways to fight back.

1 month ago


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