A slug crawls across a cabbage leaf in Doug Oster's Ross garden.

How to keep slugs off your plants

Slimy slugs are loving all this rain. Here's how to keep them from making a meal of your hostas and other plants.

2 days ago

Mt. Lebanon, Regent Square garden tours set for July 12

Mt. Lebanon, Regent Square garden tours will feature chefs, chickens, painting competition and more on July 12.

2 days ago

PG columnist honored

Doug Oster, the PG’s Backyard Gardener columnist, has been honored for his multimedia work.

1 week ago

 A pergola shelters the outdoor dining area, framed by climbing rose ‘William Baffin.’

Transcendent garden will be featured on Botanic Garden Tour

The Fox Chapel garden of Bobbie Smith is a wonder, and less than 5 years old.

2 weeks ago

 Horticulturist Allan Armitage with Joe pye weed.

Renowned horticulturist Allan Armitage to lecture here

The Summer Short Course sponsored by Phipps Conservatory and Penn State Extension will feature Mr. Armitage on July 9 in Oakland.

2 weeks ago

 A male ruby-throated hummingbird feeding from Monarda.

Gardening Q&A: Flowers to attract hummingbirds to your garden

Planting native flowers a great way to attract hummingbirds to your garden.

2 weeks ago

Gardening Q&A: Dark spots on leaves caused by four-lined plant bug

Many of my plants seem to have a disease. It starts out with small brown or black dots. Can you tell me what it is and how I can stop it?

3 weeks ago

Allegheny County program on canning, freezing food set

Denise Schreiber, greenhouse manager for county parks, will show how to preserve fresh produce from the garden or farm market year round.

3 weeks ago

 This hillside garden will be featured in the Sewickley Garden Tour.

Sewickley hillside garden cleverly mixes mature trees, colorful containers

She says she’s not really a gardener, but the trees, shrubs and millions of other plants that surround her silently disagree.

3 weeks ago

 Chuck Leavell,  keyboardist and musical director for The Rolling Stones, is a sustainable tree farmer near Atlanta and an environmentalist.

Environmentalist doubles as member of the Rolling Stones

Rolling Stones keyboardist and musical director Chuck Leavell loves music, family and the environment.

3 weeks ago

 This tomato plant is infected with late blight, one of the  diseases which affect tomato plants.

Tips for growing disease-free tomatoes

Everyone knows homegrown tomatoes are the best. Summer isn’t complete without them. But it’s been challenging the last few seasons.

1 month ago