Miniclover or microclover mixed with grass seed can mean a greener lawn with less fertilizer.
Phipps list includes unique ornamentals, including trees, shrubs and perennials that will grow well in local gardens.
Tree Pittsburgh providing seedlings of five species of local, native trees grown at its Heritage Nursery in Lawrenceville.
This spring, seven companies are beautifying landscapes around Pittsburgh with a seal of approval from Phipps Conservatory.
Straw bale gardening is catching on as an easy way to grow vegetables, herbs and ornamental plants without waiting for the soil to warm up.
Pick up species tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and lilies at Phipps Conservatory’s last Used Bulbs Sale on April 23.
The Garden & Landscape Symposium of Western Pennsylvania will be held on April 23 at Shady Side Academy in Fox Chapel.
Three gold-leafed shade lovers and three sunny plants that pollinators love will be sold April 23 at garden marketplace.
The only American Daffodil Society Display Garden in Western Pennsylvania will be open to visitors for the rest of April.
Kelly Norris calls on gardeners to think about sustainability, pollinators and drought tolerance when choosing plants for the garden.
Gabriele Rausse channels Thomas Jefferson and his Italian ancestors to grow wine grapes and other heirloom plants at Monticello.
The star magnolia (Magnolia stellata) takes center stage in early spring and continues to play a leading role in any landscape.
“Masterpieces in Bloom” translates famous paintings into floral displays in Spring Flower Show, on display through April 10.
Co-authors of “Planting in a Post-Wild World” will be keynote speakers of the Garden & Landscape Symposium of Western Pennsylvania.
Plant sale makes it easy for novices to find plants that will work in the garden, and for experts to find something special.
Phipps will be front and center with a large exhibit at the Orchid Show, held March 19-20 at Phipps Garden Center in Shadyside.
More than a dozen garden tributes to famous locals like Andy Warhol are on display at the Duquesne Light Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show.
Among the exhibits are She Sheds (a female Man Cave), gardens honoring famous Pittsburghers and 11 more Life-Changing New Products.
The largest and longest-running horticultural event, begun in 1829 by the Philadelphia Horticultural Society, will once again wow visitors.
South Park is the place where new flowers go to thrive — or die. It’s Western Pennsylvania’s only trial garden for All-America Selections.
Winterberry hollies, red twig dogwoods and sensitive ferns add winter interest with attractive seed heads and colorful berries and stems.
What can you do to protect bulbs that sprout before another winter blast?
Phipps will keep its Winter Light Garden open through Friday and the Garden Railroad and Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show through Feb. 28.
In these short winter days, there’s not enough light for plants to produce leaves.
Irish thatcher William Cahill finds a warm welcome in Pittsburgh when he tops off oak tree huts at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden.
Flowering crabapples come in many sizes and shapes plus a variety of colors ranging from white to bright red.
Why not plant a tree? They reduce energy costs and stormwater runoff and add value to homes.
New varieties of black-eyed Susans, salvia and zinnias among the top performers in North and South parks’ demonstration gardens.
“Nutcracker” fans have a chance to see and meet the Sugar Plum Fairy then catch the Winter Flower Show at Phipps Conservatory.
To avoid damaging grass, remove snow before treatment and use calcium chloride instead of sodium chloride to melt ice.
Cybister amaryllis are smaller than the usual holiday favorites but just as colorful.
Hickory tussock moth caterpillars won’t harm trees, but their stinging hairs will make your skin turn red.
When Mother Nature paints a fall landscape, she uses lots of red, orange and yellow. Enjoy fall foliage photos by PG readers and
Black, white, pink, orange, yellow and basic red heirloom tomatoes blow away grocery versions with their wild colors and flavors.
What color is your garden these days? If it’s as pretty as the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, send us your photos!
Carpenters union apprentices join with architects and contractors to design and build potting sheds that were recently installed in the
Monaca gardener takes her landscape to another level, and wins the PG’s Great Gardens Contest for a second time.
Some tropicals do fine inside in wintertime. Others should just go on the compost pile.
Chrysanthemums, other fall bloomers and storybook characters are the stars of the Fall Flower Show at Phipps Conservatory through Nov. 8.
There’s lots to see and do this weekend, from a new show from Off the Wall to an orchid show.
Tree Pittsburgh will sell young oaks, magnolias and other native trees that do well in urban areas at tree sale on Saturday.
The Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania will hold a free Fall Orchid Festival next weekend at Phipps Garden Center, 1059 Shady Ave.,
Lots to still see, do and watch this weekend — Phipps flower show, South Side StepTrek, “Saturday Night Live” and HBO’s John Oliver.
The school in the Quaker Valley School District has received two grants worth nearly $9,000 to encourage education in and through the arts.
Whether used as a tall, late-blooming perennial or as a groundcover, sedums are easy-to-grow, versatile plants in beds or containers.
Petunias do look great for the first few months, but it is common for them to slow down in hot, humid weather.
Sharon Danovich's carefully designed vignettes made her the small garden winner in the PG's Great Gardens Contest, summer edition.
Phipps Conservatory on course to plant 60 backyard gardens for Homewood residents in program funded by Hillman Foundation.
The job can be broken down into three parts: soil preparation, planting and post-planting care.
Clare Horner’s winning Greene County garden was constructed with a backbone of hardy plants that survive nicely on little TLC.