Paula Vietmeier’s garden is an example of what can be done with a sloped area and canny plant choices.
Snowdrops, Siberian squill, spring starflower and other “minor” bulbs are inexpensive and easy to plant.
A 50-foot-long zucchini vine is just one of the pretty and tasty plants in Rebecca Wanovich’s garden, a winner in the PG’s Great Gardens
Brentwood mother and wife Jana Faust has created a magical garden that celebrates life.
Eight gardens (and their gardeners) were chosen as finalists in the Great Gardens Contest, summer garden category.
In addition to glossy delicious-looking foliage, this hardy perennial sports plumes of pink flowers and stands 2 feet tall.
The Penn State Master Gardeners of Allegheny County lead this popular free event at North and South parks on Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is accepting online entries for its Great Gardens and Reuse Inspiration contests.
Entries are now being accepted for the Great Gardens contest sponsored by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden.
Pennsylvania has designated Beckets Run Woodlands in Forward a Wild Plant Sanctuary as a model of sustainable land management.
Created by a group of residents, this public garden is not just for plant nerds. A stroll through its colorful displays is a treat for all.
If you’ve ever wanted to see gardens lovingly tended by members of the Murrysville Garden Club, you’ll get your chance on July 16.
When wood hardscape began to decay, stone and concrete became the frame for this pretty stop on the Mt. Lebanon Public Library Garden Tour.
Cannas add a triple tropical blast — colorful flowers, striking foliage and statuesque presence in a pot, pond or back of the border.
A butterfly garden, a 1920s stone Tudor and a 1950s ranch with a multilevel garden are among six stops on the Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Edible landscaping is a terrific way to combine form and function in the garden.
Sue Colaizzi’s handiwork is a not-to-be-missed gem that will be featured on the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden’s Town and Country Garden Tour on
Herb Society volunteers tend 17th-century flowers, herbs and vegetables mentioned in William Shakespeare’s plays.
The yellow-bellied sapsucker loves to tap sugar maples, but the damage won’t harm the tree.
A mature garden whose color comes from old-fashioned perennials and shrubs is one of 12 open for the Regent Square Garden Tour on June 12.
Amorphophallus titanum, with a bloom that gives off an overwhelming scent of rotting flesh, is about to bloom at Phipps Conservatory.
Regardless of the source, gardeners must ask if the information accurate? Can it be a myth that persists despite knowledge to the contrary?
Miniclover or microclover mixed with grass seed can mean a greener lawn with less fertilizer.
Phipps list includes unique ornamentals, including trees, shrubs and perennials that will grow well in local gardens.
Tree Pittsburgh providing seedlings of five species of local, native trees grown at its Heritage Nursery in Lawrenceville.
This spring, seven companies are beautifying landscapes around Pittsburgh with a seal of approval from Phipps Conservatory.
Straw bale gardening is catching on as an easy way to grow vegetables, herbs and ornamental plants without waiting for the soil to warm up.
Pick up species tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and lilies at Phipps Conservatory’s last Used Bulbs Sale on April 23.
The Garden & Landscape Symposium of Western Pennsylvania will be held on April 23 at Shady Side Academy in Fox Chapel.
Three gold-leafed shade lovers and three sunny plants that pollinators love will be sold April 23 at garden marketplace.
The only American Daffodil Society Display Garden in Western Pennsylvania will be open to visitors for the rest of April.
Kelly Norris calls on gardeners to think about sustainability, pollinators and drought tolerance when choosing plants for the garden.
Gabriele Rausse channels Thomas Jefferson and his Italian ancestors to grow wine grapes and other heirloom plants at Monticello.
The star magnolia (Magnolia stellata) takes center stage in early spring and continues to play a leading role in any landscape.
“Masterpieces in Bloom” translates famous paintings into floral displays in Spring Flower Show, on display through April 10.
Co-authors of “Planting in a Post-Wild World” will be keynote speakers of the Garden & Landscape Symposium of Western Pennsylvania.
Plant sale makes it easy for novices to find plants that will work in the garden, and for experts to find something special.
Phipps will be front and center with a large exhibit at the Orchid Show, held March 19-20 at Phipps Garden Center in Shadyside.
More than a dozen garden tributes to famous locals like Andy Warhol are on display at the Duquesne Light Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show.
Among the exhibits are She Sheds (a female Man Cave), gardens honoring famous Pittsburghers and 11 more Life-Changing New Products.
The largest and longest-running horticultural event, begun in 1829 by the Philadelphia Horticultural Society, will once again wow visitors.
South Park is the place where new flowers go to thrive — or die. It’s Western Pennsylvania’s only trial garden for All-America Selections.
Winterberry hollies, red twig dogwoods and sensitive ferns add winter interest with attractive seed heads and colorful berries and stems.
What can you do to protect bulbs that sprout before another winter blast?
Phipps will keep its Winter Light Garden open through Friday and the Garden Railroad and Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show through Feb. 28.
In these short winter days, there’s not enough light for plants to produce leaves.
Irish thatcher William Cahill finds a warm welcome in Pittsburgh when he tops off oak tree huts at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden.
Flowering crabapples come in many sizes and shapes plus a variety of colors ranging from white to bright red.
Why not plant a tree? They reduce energy costs and stormwater runoff and add value to homes.
New varieties of black-eyed Susans, salvia and zinnias among the top performers in North and South parks’ demonstration gardens.