Gardening


 Benary’s Giant zinnia.

Gardening: Best bloomers in demonstration gardens

If you have at least 6 hours of sunlight a day, these annuals will make your garden great in 2015.

about 13 hours ago


 Keukenhof in Holland displays over 7 million bulbs and is only open for eight weeks when the spring flowers are at their peak. Here, two rows of hyacinths and a row of daffodils bloom, while late tulips are next.

Spring visit to Keukenhof's gardens exceeds all expectations

Keukenhof is a gardener's paradise, a place to spend at least one full day, with beds massed with the same flowers.

1 day ago


 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

3 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?

3 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.

3 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.

4 weeks ago



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