Book Review – Deer-Resistant Native Plants for the Northeast

Here in Western Pennsylvania, gardeners face an enormous problem.  It’s a problem that can easily kill or ruin plants that gardeners have put lots of time and money into.  I have personal experience with this nuisance.  One year I planted 75 tulip bulbs in the fall and the following spring only about 5 tulips showedContinue reading “Book Review – Deer-Resistant Native Plants for the Northeast”

A Visit to Phipps Conservatory’s A Splash of Brilliance – Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show

Living in Pittsburgh our family has been members of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens for years.  I especially love going to Phipps this time of year (February) when we’re in the dead of winter and yearn to be around nature, greenery, and in outdoor spaces.  We don’t just visit Phipps in the winter, the showsContinue reading “A Visit to Phipps Conservatory’s A Splash of Brilliance – Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show”

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”

Recursos para jardineros en Pittsburgh

Aquí es una lista de recursos para jardineros, paisajistas, o los que les gustan las plantas en la región de Pittsburgh.  Esta lista no es completa, así que si tiene sugerencias, por favor avísanos en los comentarios!    Recursos especificos a Pittsburgh Phipps Conservatory – – Phipps es un jardin botanica que ofrece cursos, mercados, información,Continue reading “Recursos para jardineros en Pittsburgh”

Gardening Organizations and Destinations in the Pittsburgh Region

In Pittsburgh and Southwestern PA, we are fortunate to have many gardening and environmental resources and groups.  I am sure that this list is not exhaustive or complete, but all of these organizations are incredibly awesome and worth knowing about. Some of these selections might be obvious for people from Pittsburgh, but I can’t imagineContinue reading “Gardening Organizations and Destinations in the Pittsburgh Region”