Local Business Spotlight – Chapon’s Greenhouse

We didn’t propagate any annual ornamentals this year, and actually, short of sunflowers and marigolds we rarely ever do.  But no need to fret, in the South Hills of Pittsburgh we are blessed with an abundance of excellent local nurseries to choose from.  Last year I got my flowers from the incredible Martin’s Flowers andContinue reading “Local Business Spotlight – Chapon’s Greenhouse”

Spring Seedling Sale 2021 – Check out our offerings!

We are pleased to announce that these will be the offerings for our 2021 Spring seedling sale.  We won’t officially be selling these seedlings until Saturday May 8th, they still have some growing to do, but we do want to put them on your radar.    All of the plants listed we grew either fromContinue reading “Spring Seedling Sale 2021 – Check out our offerings!”

Nursery Update – Week of April 2, 2021

This week continues to bring new signs of spring, even if the weather has turned back into winter.  We’ve got a lot of new growth going on at the nursery, both for the near term and long term future.   Our seedlings are coming along well.  We mentioned some of the varieties that we are growingContinue reading “Nursery Update – Week of April 2, 2021”

Nursery Update – Week of 3/26/2021

We have not done business updates in quite a while, but now that the weather is changing and the growing season is underway, we’ll be providing more regular updates! We also hope to see you out in the community in the months to come!  Right now we’ve got a lot of edible seedlings sprouted.  WeContinue reading “Nursery Update – Week of 3/26/2021”

Local Business Spotlight – Double Fresh International Market

Double Fresh International Market opened on Brownsville Rd. during the height of the pandemic.  The owner used to own and operate Everest Foods in a plaza not far from this location, near Duffy’s Beer and Much More, but that space was quite small and the new location allows for a much bigger store, complete withContinue reading “Local Business Spotlight – Double Fresh International Market”

Weekly Nursery Update – Week of Aug 7 and several weeks before

It’s been awhile since I’ve given a nursery update.  Lots has been going on.  It’s been difficult to find time to write being back to work, being summertime, and begging there are a lot of other things going on right now.  All good things.  On the nursery side, I now have 3 prong LED growContinue reading “Weekly Nursery Update – Week of Aug 7 and several weeks before”

Weekly Nursery Update – June 18

This week brings not much news, and the weekend brings some welcome escape from our day to day life.   On the nursery front, we ordered some grow lights that we’ll have available though the website probably in late July.  I’ll have photos and details about them at that time.  We’re also working to acquire anotherContinue reading “Weekly Nursery Update – June 18”

South Hills Hidden Secret – Pleasant Hills Arboretum

I grew up in the South Hills and moved back over 10 years ago.  In all of that time, I had never been to the Pleasant Hills Arboretum until last year.  Now that I know about it, it has become a great and close escape for our family to take a tranquil walk through nature,Continue reading “South Hills Hidden Secret – Pleasant Hills Arboretum”