Gardening


 Lettuce seedlings have sprouted at Soergel Orchardsin Franklin Park in the greenhouse.

Starting seeds indoors is fun and easy

Starting vegetable and flower seeds gives gardeners many more growing options than the seedlings for sale at garden centers.

about 19 hours ago


 A worker at Goold Orchards prunes apple trees in Schodack, N.Y., on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Gardening: Pruning can benefit plants and their settings

Take the time to prune carefully and at the right time and your plants will reward you with beautiful foliage and shape.

about 20 hours ago


Garden & Landscape Symposium slated for April 18

The daylong series of lectures is sponsored by Penn State Master Gardeners, the Penn State Center of Pittsburgh and Shady Side Academy.

about 20 hours ago


 Villa Carlotta on Lake Como in Tremezzo is an estate dating back to 17th century. It's filled with gardens, a museum and beautiful view of the lake and mountains. This is a view after exiting the museum of the entryway through the red geraniums.

Northern Italian villas on Lake Como: spectacular

Mountains and Lake Como create an ever-changing backdrop for two historic villa gardens in northern Italy.

1 week ago


Gardening Q&A: Solarization of garden's soil one way to kill fungal diseases

If your tomato garden is contaminated by fungal diseases, solarization and a season of growing in containers may be the best solution.

1 week ago


 ‘Nova Flame’ Mukgenia would look terrific paired with any lacy perennial such as ferns or astilbe.

Garden Q&A: Experts to offer growing tips at April symposium

Interesting new plants are just one more reason to attend the Garden & Landscape Symposium, celebrating its 20th anniversary on April 18.

2 weeks ago


 Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens' Tropical Forest Congo exhibit of African plants, animals, and cultures includes a hut similiar to that used by the Baka tribe.

Tropical Forest Congo exhibit opens at Phipps

Phipps Conservatory opens Tropical Forest Congo, the latest iteration of its tropical forest exhibits.

3 weeks ago


Mt. Lebanon Library hosts gardening series

Mt. Lebanon Public Library is hosting a series of free gardening lectures and workshops starting Feb. 23.

3 weeks ago


 A small grotto in formal garden in a courtyard at Villa Cicogna Mozzoni in Bisuschio, Italy.

A couple passionately pursues the preservation of an Italian villa that dates to the Renaissance

Villa Cicogna Mozzoni in Northern Italy is a joyful labor of love for Jacopo Cicogna Mozzoni and his partner, Silvia Casarotto.

4 weeks ago


From kitchen and yard waste to 'black gold'

Pennsylvania Resources Council schedules backyard compost and vermicomposting workshops.

4 weeks ago


Gardeners can really dig these websites

Master gardeners suggest favorite websites for amateur or veteran diggers in the dirt.

4 weeks ago



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