Asparagus is purchased at the Ridgeview Acres Farm stand May 14, the opening day of the farmers market in Market Square.

Enjoy Pennsylvania asparagus all year round with these recipes

With these make-ahead recipes, you, too, can extend your enjoyment, whatever the weather.

2 days ago

Home/Garden Notes: Bonsai and Herb Societies host spring shows

Herbs and bonsai trees are front and center in local show and sale.

6 days ago

Gardening Q&A: Timing is the key

Once fruit trees bloom, it’s too late for dormant oil application. Also, can you reuse grass seed leftover from the fall?

6 days ago

 A Monarch butterfly rests on a purple coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia).

Butterflies don't like butterfly bush all that much

No butterflies use butterfly bush as a host plant and it's also very invasive, experts say.

1 week ago

Worms get compost exchange off the ground

Getting Shadyside Worms off the ground means showing creepy crawlers in the best light.

1 week ago

 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks ago


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