Butterfly weed, Brunnera, Dianthus, phlox and other tough perennials bloom reliably each year and are, for the most part, trouble-free.
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s property near Slippery Rock has a 1.5-mile loop trail, steep cliffs and lots of spring wildflowers.
If you want to plant containers early, stick to cool-season vegetables and flowers such as pansies, violas, snapdragons and African daisies.
The Pittsburgh Sakura Project has turned North Park into the perfect place for Hanami, the art of enjoying cherry blossoms and spring.
The Pennsylvania Resources Council’s watershed awareness/rain barrel workshops benefit homeowners, gardens and local streams.
The Pittsburgh Redbud Project continues to plant and maintain native trees along the city’s riverfronts for a bloom of spring color.