In September, the crew that cuts 1.3 acres of lawn around Phipps Conservatory switched to four electric mowers with rechargeable batteries.
First, do some homework to discover each plant’s preferred light, moisture level, soil, drainage, temperature, humidity and nutrients.
Anne and John Gentry’s garden in Upper St. Clair was chosen as the co-winner of the large garden category of the Great Gardens Contest.
By planting a variety of native flowers and leaving them alone until April, gardeners add to the diversity and abundance of pollinators.
Ed and Beth Page’s garden of whimsy and chutzpah was named co-winner of the large garden category in the 2018 Great Gardens Contest.
“Phipps’ Fall Flower Show: 125 Years of Wonder” is a sweet look back at 125 years of history at the Victorian glasshouse in Oakland.
Sally Foster, in her eighth decade, is working in her fourth garden. She is the winner of the Great Gardens Contest, small garden category.
Dar Thomas of Whitehall was chosen as a runner-up in the Great Gardens Contest, small garden category (2,000 square feet or less).
Linda Johnson, a runner-up in the Great Gardens Contest, large category, was born in England but her green thumb comes from hard work.
Sedges are grass-like plants that are drought-tolerant, deer-resistant and easy to grow.
The Pittsburgh Monster Pumpkins Festival will offer chances to carve, drop, eat and even paddle them along the North Shore on Oct. 20-21.
The garden of Robert Couture is a riot of color and enthusiasm, bending to the whims of nature.
To make this delectable fruit last long after the growing season is over, it can be dried, canned and frozen.
The man who shaped Charleston garden style is Loutrel Briggs, a New York landscape architect who pioneered the idea of outdoor rooms.
Seven gardens have been chosen as finalists in the 2018 Great Gardens Contest. Winners will be featured in September.
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.
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.
Scratch the upper surface of your soil. If you uncover many worms writhing and twisting like snakes, you probably have jumping earthworms.
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.
The 10-day Feria de la Flores features concerts, art and flower exhibits, a classic car parade and the unique culture of Medellin.
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.
Rose of Sharon, also known as hardy hibiscus, is a midsummer bloomer that is both undemanding and a showstopper.
The online entry deadline is Aug. 3 for the Great Gardens Contest sponsored by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Botanic Garden.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
Charles and Pat Shuker have worked since 1969 on their garden, one of five that will be featured on the Shaler Great Gardens Tour.
If you like to visit other people’s homes and gardens, this is your weekend, with three house tours and two garden tours.
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.