Gardening


 Illustration on proper and improper Pruning

A primer on pruning

Know when your tree or shrub blooms when deciding when and how to prune.

1 day 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 days 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.

1 week 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?

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

2 weeks ago


 Bruce Goodman and Matthew Burns, both 7, spread mulch on a trail at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden in Oakdale as part of a service project for their Cub Scout Pack 225.

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden opens Wednesday for year-round enjoyment

The 460-acre garden in Oakdale opens April 1 with lots of outdoor family activities on the schedule.

3 weeks ago


Activities planned at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Busy schedule of outdoor activities planned at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden.

3 weeks ago


 One of the best products in the ongoing battle of deer versus plant life, Messina Wildlife’s Plotsaver repels by scent.

Strategies to overcome hungry deer and other critters

It's almost garden time, which means you'll be battling insects, diseases and animals. Here are some ways to fight back.

3 weeks ago


 An orchid display at the Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania's 2015 orchid show at the Phipps Garden Center in Shadyside.

Orchid show brightens Phipps Garden Center

The Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania hosts its annual orchid show and celebrates its 60th anniversary this weekend.

4 weeks ago


 If the garden is too wet to plant peas, they can be started indoors in peat pots. These are 'Oregon Sugar Pod II' peas sprouting in an unheated greenhouse.

Cold weather crops start the season off right

St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to plant peas, lettuce and greens.

4 weeks ago


Proper pruning tools make the job easier

Before you start pruning trees and shrubs, make sure you have these three cutting tools — pruner, lopper and folding saw.

4 weeks ago



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