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Friday, Jul 20


Rose of Sharon colors midsummer


Rose of Sharon, also known as hardy hibiscus, is a midsummer bloomer that is both undemanding and a showstopper.

Friday, Jul 13

How great is your garden?


The online entry deadline is Aug. 3 for the Great Gardens Contest sponsored by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Botanic Garden.

Morning Glory Inn's garden gives tour-goers a Southern welcome


On July 22, the Morning Glory Inn and its courtyard garden will be one of eight stops on the fifth annual South Side Garden Tour.

Friday, Jul 6

Wexford Garden & Pond Tour set

The Wexford Garden and Pond Tour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 14 will feature eight stops with fish, chickens and other creatures.

Friday, Jun 29

Neighbors share their gardens' beauty, bounty in Mt. Lebanon


Two neighbors’ gardens are among six that will be open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 8 for the 28th annual Mt. Lebanon Public Library Garden Tour.

Friday, Jun 22

Summer-blooming allium, hops chosen as top plants


‘Millenium’ allium, which has rose-purple flower scapes in late summer, is the 2018 Perennial of the Year. Hops is the Herb of the Year.

Couple's labor of love is featured on Shaler garden tour


Charles and Pat Shuker have worked since 1969 on their garden, one of five that will be featured on the Shaler Great Gardens Tour.


Busy weekend for tour-goers


If you like to visit other people’s homes and gardens, this is your weekend, with three house tours and two garden tours.

Friday, Jun 15


Shaler Great Gardens Tour set for June 24


Ponds, boulders and a Zen outdoor room are some of the features of the 11th annual Shaler Great Gardens Tour from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 24.

Friday, Jun 8


Hoop house project canceled Saturday for Black Urban Gardeners and Farmers of Pittsburgh Cooperative

Black Urban Gardeners and Farmers of Pittsburgh Cooperation — also known as BUGS — have postponed the project until June 23 in Homewood.


Constant change = blooming joy in this Mt. Lebanon garden

Fourteen South Hills gardens will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 24 for the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden’s Town and Country Garden Tour.

Friday, May 25

Now is the time to plant tomato seedlings


Memorial Day is a reliable planting time for tomato seedlings in Allegheny County. You can plant earlier, but watch out for late frosts.

Thursday, May 24

13 ideas for your summer bucket list


Post-Gazette staffers recommend these as must-do this summer.

Friday, May 18

Bonsai Society shows how to tie and prune


The Pittsburgh Bonsai Society will be holding its 37th annual free show at the Phipps Garden Center in Shadyside on June 2-3.

Friday, May 11

Grow your own herbs for fun and flavor


Though herbs are sold in grocery stores, growing your own allows you to focus on favorites and try varieties you can’t find in stores.

Herb sale smells like a bargain


Buy and learn how to use dill, lavender, sage and other herbs at the Herb Society's Plant Sale on May 19 at Beechwood Farms in Fox Chapel.

Friday, May 4


'Gardens of Sound and Motion' at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Summer Flower Show

“Gardens of Sound and Motion,” the Summer Flower Show, runs through Sept. 30 at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

Friday, Apr 27

Listen to Phipps Summer Flower Show


Phipps’ Summer Flower Show, “Gardens of Sound and Motion,” features interactive art, music and sound amid the summer blooms.

Monday, Apr 23


New annuals will light up containers and flower beds


Penn State Master Gardeners visited their favorite nurseries and talked to local growers about exciting new annual plants for the season.

Friday, Apr 13


Old Economy's Spring Garden Workshop will be hopping


Old Economy’s Spring Garden Workshop will feature a 200-year-old beer recipe and bread baked with yeast from hops, the herb of the year.


How to have a standout lawn this year


Whether or not you use chemicals, there are many ways to improve your lawn, help the grass outcompete common weeds and resist pests.

Saturday, Apr 7


Weekend's expected to be cold, but the daffodils are safe

We’re not imagining it, it’s been a cold spring. What’s ahead for us — and our blooming daffodils?

Friday, Apr 6


Wildflower champion stepping up for pollinators

When Miriam Goldberger and her family began renting a 100-acre farm in rural Canada, the locals called them “citiots.”

Friday, Mar 30


Pick your new daffodil at show


Know daffodils? You’ll still learn something at the annual Daffodil Show on April 28 at Shady Side Academy in Fox Chapel. They’ll have hundreds of plants in more than 60 varieties, some for sale.

Phipps sells bulbs from Spring Flower Show


Love the daffodils, hyacinths, lilies and orchids at Phipps’ Spring Flower Show? Now you can take them home.

Monday, Mar 26


Get in some exercise at the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.


Each spring, Washington, D.C., gets a lot of buzz for its famed Yoshino cherry blossoms and the month-long festival that celebrates them. This year, peak bloom will be April 8-12, according to experts at the National Park Service.


European garden planned at Heinz Memorial Chapel in Oakland


A formal European garden with boxwood, hydrangea and liriope will be planted at Heinz Memorial Chapel, which hosts hundreds of weddings and other events each year on the University of Pittsburgh’s Oakland campus.

Friday, Mar 16


Plant hunters will find delight at garden marketplace


There are two kinds of plant buyers — those who head to the nursery with a list and a plan, and those who wander in looking for inspiration.

Hardy Alstroemerias shine in vases or gardens


These cold, short days are the perfect time to reflect on last season’s garden successes and failures and plan for this season. It’s exciting to look through the glossy catalogs with tantalizing photos and see the label NEW! on many plants…

Thursday, Mar 15