Gardening


Composting workshops on agenda

The Pennsylvania Resources Council has scheduled several backyard composting and vermicomposting workshops.

2 days ago


 Vicki Strod, a member of the Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania, at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Oakland with a lush Brassocattleya orchid plant.

Everyone can love orchids

A Phipps workshop gives tips on the plant once the province of snobs but now widely popular for home gardeners.

2 weeks ago


 An overall look at the formality of Giardino Giusti in Verona, Italy.

Italy's Giusti Garden is a magical mix of chaos and order

Italian gardeners have concocted the perfect blend of wild plants and cultivated flowers at Giusti Garden in Verona.

2 weeks ago


 Cynthia Morton examines a London planetree in Oakland.

Newly planted urban forests can easily succumb to disease

"Trees are great for the environment, but you have to plant something that will resist the next disease that comes through."

3 weeks ago


 Winter jasmine blooms best in full sun.

Gardening Q&A: Selecting winter blooming trees and shrubs

A helpful list of trees and shrubs that flower in winter or put on a show with colorful bark, stems and fruit.

3 weeks ago


 Amaryllis  'Ambiance.'

Garden Q&A: Amaryllis brighten indoor landscape in winter

Home gardeners can enjoy the live version of South African native bulb amaryllis at home for a few dollars and a bit of care.

1 month ago



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