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”

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”

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”