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Thursday, Sep 13

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You'll need a crane for these 'monsters': Giant pumpkins to plop down on North Shore for fall fest

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The Pittsburgh Monster Pumpkins Festival will offer chances to carve, drop, eat and even paddle them along the North Shore on Oct. 20-21.

Friday, Sep 7

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His Crafton Heights garden is an experiment -- and an inspiration

The garden of Robert Couture is a riot of color and enthusiasm, bending to the whims of nature.

Friday, Aug 31

Make tomatoes last by preserving

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To make this delectable fruit last long after the growing season is over, it can be dried, canned and frozen.

Friday, Aug 17

What makes Charleston's gardens so great?

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The man who shaped Charleston garden style is Loutrel Briggs, a New York landscape architect who pioneered the idea of outdoor rooms.

Saturday, Aug 11

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Great Gardens Contest finalists chosen

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Seven gardens have been chosen as finalists in the 2018 Great Gardens Contest. Winners will be featured in September.

Bees, herbs and annuals: The stars of field day in county parks

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The 11th annual Garden in the Parks field day on Aug. 18 will feature talks and tours of demonstration gardens in North and South parks.

Friday, Aug 3

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Powdermill hosts Pollinator Festival

The festival, which is free and open to the public, will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 11 on the grounds of Powdermill Nature Reserve.

Friday, Jul 27

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Look out for jumping earthworms!

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Scratch the upper surface of your soil. If you uncover many worms writhing and twisting like snakes, you probably have jumping earthworms.

Show us your garden

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The online entry deadline for the 2018 Great Gardens Contest is Aug. 3. Maybe your garden will be the front of the PG Home & Garden section.

Medellin celebrates its floral history at the Feria de la Flores in August

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The 10-day Feria de la Flores features concerts, art and flower exhibits, a classic car parade and the unique culture of Medellin.

Tuesday, Jul 24

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Garden Walk Buffalo is a trip worth taking

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Even if you’re not a gardener, you will find inspiration at Garden Walk Buffalo, when 362 gardens are open for free tours on July 28-29.

Friday, Jul 20

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Rose of Sharon colors midsummer

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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‘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

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

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Busy weekend for tour-goers

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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

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Shaler Great Gardens Tour set for June 24

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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

Friday, May 18

Bonsai Society shows how to tie and prune

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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

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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

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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

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'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

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

Monday, Apr 23

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New annuals will light up containers and flower beds

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