Todd Siegel in his backyard garden in Squirrel Hill.

How to grow a gardener

A water leak and a bare patch of dirt transform a non-gardener into a Great Gardens Contest winner for late summer/early fall.

6 days ago

 Different types of dahlias make an eye-catching arrangement.

For best results, treat Dahlia like a diva

Dahlia is a high-maintenance diva, but if she is treated well, she can be the queen of a fall garden.

6 days ago

Gardening Q&A: Lime sulpur spray may prevent peach leaf curl

Lime sulpur spray and proper cultural practices that maintain the tree’s vigor will prevent peach leaf curl.

6 days ago

 Bob McDonough of McDonough's Antiques in Lawrenceville picks 'San Marzano' tomatoes.

Shop owner in Lawrenceville combines two loves -- old stuff and heirloom vegetables

A vegetable garden behind a Lawrenceville antique store is both whimsical and prolific -- just the way Bob McDonough likes it.

1 week ago

 Mary Canny of Baldwin Township grows zinnia from seed and stores tubers from red cannas and elephant ear plants so she can replant them each spring.

Extending the colorful life of a flower

Planting annual flower seeds is an inexpensive way to get months of color in the garden.

1 week ago

Gardening Q&A: How to fight peach leaf curl

Peach leaf curl is a fungus that can cause a tree to lose all of its leaves. Infection in successive years could doom your peach tree.

1 week ago

 Seedheads add interest to the winter garden and provide food for birds.

Gardening: Simple fall gardening tasks yield springtime rewards

These simple cleanup chores will prepare your garden for next spring.

2 weeks ago

 Three 'Limbaugh Legacy Potato Top' tomatoes.

Gardener's heirloom tomatoes live on

Fred Limbaugh’s legacy continues in the ‘Potato Top’ project as readers grow and send back seeds from this great-tasting heirloom tomato.

3 weeks ago

Garden Q&A: Seed savers can grow tomatoes each year

Saving seeds from heirloom tomatoes takes time but is not difficult.

3 weeks ago


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