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.

4 days 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.

4 days 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.

4 days 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.

1 week 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.

2 weeks ago

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

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

2 weeks ago

 The black gum tree (Nyssa sylvatica) has exceptional fall color.

Gardening: How to help a new tree thrive and develop

How to care for a newly planted tree so that it becomes a beautiful part of the landscape for generations.

3 weeks ago

 Learning support teacher and garden creator Valerie Alchier in the garden with student Dior Clary, 8, at Fairless Elementary in the Woodland Hills School District.

School garden teaches students many lessons

A vegetable garden behind Fairless Elementary School in North Braddock teaches young gardeners where food comes from.

3 weeks ago

Wilkinsburg House & Garden Tour set for Saturday

Second annual Wilkinsburg House & Garden Tour on Saturday will feature five restored homes, two condominiums and two churches.

4 weeks ago


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