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"Setting the Seen": Style Week Has Arrived!

Written by Natalie Bencivenga on .

Check out our latest #SettingTheSEEN video as we talk fashion trucks, Style Week Pittsburgh, and get tips to walk the runway like the pros do at the Priory on the North Side!

 

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This weekend in Pittsburgh style+society: Style Week Pittsburgh preview, fashion trucks + more

Written by Sara Bauknecht on .

It's Friday -- and fashion is in the air!

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In this week's "Setting the SEEN," Post-Gazette SEEN editor Natalie Bencivenga and style editor Sara Bauknecht preview the second annual Style Week Pittsburgh, which kicks of Monday at The Priory. They also learn how to channel their inner Naomi Campbell with tips from runway coach Jaylee Lemon of ReFined Culture.

And do you need something to wear to the seven days of fashion-focused events? Pittsburgh's mobile boutiques have apparel and accessories to satisfy your style appetite!

Until next time ... we'll be seeing you!

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When squash attack!

Written by Doug Oster on .

blog spaghetti squashThe spaghetti squash that ate the garden!

It was one little spaghetti squash plant which ran wild in Olivia Walker's Finleyville garden. Her daughter Madison had planted it innocently enough, just hoping to see what this unique vegetable was all about. Peppers, cucumbers and onions were overrun by the vines as they conquered the garden. Olivia said, "It has TAKEN OVER. Is there ANY way we can prune this and not kill it, HELP!!!"

Anyone who has ever planted a vine crop like spaghetti squash knows how quickly they can carpet the garden, cover fences, homes and in rare cases the neighborhood children too.

Experienced squash growers have learned to be vine wranglers, training vines each day into paths and away from other plants. That was my advice to Olivia and Madison whose vines are filled with blossoms and fruit.

I also told them if the plant was just too much for the garden that the ends of each plant could be pruned without really negatively affecting the vine as a whole, but eventually the vines would continue to grow.

Beware the squash plant! It can devour the garden. A good lesson for planning next year's garden.

 

 

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Kimberly Gill talks gardening with Doug on Pittsburgh Today Live

Written by Doug Oster on .

blog beautiful chardaSwiss chard is one of the cool loving vegetable which can be planted right now. Photo by Doug Oster

It was my first time working with Kimberly Gill and we had a blast talking about things to plant in the vegetable garden right now. They thrive on cool weather and can be harvested in just a few weeks and will continue to grow into winter.

 

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Celebrate trees this weekend at Schenley Park, benefits Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

Written by Doug Oster on .

blog rose of sharon returnsThis is one of my favorite trees, and here's why. Do you have a story to tell about you're favorite tree? Photo by Doug Oster

There's a fun event happening this Sunday in Schenley Park. The certified arborists from Davey Tree will be on hand to answer questions, but also listen to your favorite stories about trees. The company will donate one dollar to the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Tree Fund for every person who shares a story. I'm always telling people on the Sunday morning radio show to ask a certified arborist any tree questions, this is your chance.

Arborists from your local Davey Pittsburgh offices will also be at the park, and trees throughout the park will don a Davey tag to display the many benefits each tree provides to the area. The Every Tree Tells a Story Photography Exhibit, featuring original photography of 12 of the most magnificent trees from around the country, will also be on display.

The Cultural Landscape Foundation has partnered with American Photo to create a traveling exhibition of original photography featuring the 2010 Landslide® selections: Every Tree Tells a Story. Twelve prize-winning and renowned photographers capture these seminal trees and tree groupings in a collection of 25 images. The exhibition will be on display at the Carnegie Library from July 1, 2014 until September 1, 2014.

The exhibition has been made possible by generous support from The Davey Tree Expert Company.

Learn more about Every Tree Tells a Story.

 

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