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The Steel City Garden; How to Create a One of a Kind Garden in Black and Gold has just been released and the only place to get a signed, personalized copy is right here. Pittsburgh is the only city in the United States where all of its major sports teams share the same colors.

The Steel City Garden explores the many ways you can dress your garden in black and gold. From plants with eye-catching vegetation to beautiful flowers, like black tulips and buttercup shrubs. How about black and gold flamingos? Must be a Steel City Garden.
You don’t have to call Western Pennsylvania home to enjoy this fun gardening book. When the steel industry collapsed in Pittsburgh in the 70s and 80s, tens of thousands of people left town. But Pittsburgh natives all over the country can still be found cheering on their favorite black and gold teams. “

The Steel City Garden can be a tribute to a city, a way of life, your favorite sports team or just a beautiful place to sit and enjoy.” – Doug Oster, from the introduction.

Former Steelers punter Josh Miller had this to say about The Steel City Garden- "In all my travels, it never ceases to amaze me how many passionate Pittsburgh sports fans there are all over this country! Now, with Doug Oster's new Steel City Garden book, they have one more way to display their loyalties to the Black and Gold... by planting a black and gold garden in their own yards. What a fabulous idea!"

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Doug Oster
PO Box 11013
Pittsburgh, Pa 15237

This is the perfect gift book for any Yinzer or garden lover looking to take the term “Steeler Nation” to a whole new level of loyalty.

Doug's third book explores his lifelong passion for tomatoes, garlic and basil. It's filled with everything needed to grow all three and create the best garden ever. But this is so much more than an "how to" gardening book. It's filled with wonderful stories of love, life, travel and of course food. It includes over 30 recipes right out of Doug's garden and kitchen. A must read for gardeners and foodies alike.

Praise for Tomatoes Garlic Basil-

“For us Southerners, homegrown tomatoes are just about as important as life itself! Doug Oster lays out how to grow them right in this marvelous new book. Garlic and basil as well – with excellent recipes for all three. A must read for food lovers!”
-Chuck Leavell, member of The Rolling Stones, conservationist, author and co-founder of The Mother Nature Network, www.mnn.com.

“Tomato-Garlic-Basil: it’s the holy trinity of the vegetable garden, and Doug Oster inspires everyone to pick up a trowel. Even more important, he gives a great practical guide to all-natural growing, along with charming stories. We love having him join us on Martha Stewart's “Morning Living”!” – Kim Fernandez and Betsy Karetnick Hosts of "Morning Living" (Sirius 112 and XM 157).

To order a signed, personalized copy send $18.95 plus $4.95 shipping and handling to-
Doug Oster
P.O. Box 11013
Pittsburgh, Pa 15237
Read excerpts and learn more about the book


A Gardener's Notebook is intended to help you record all the crazy details of life with your garden. We've both been journaling for years but we've never found the perfect journal, so we worked with our publisher, St. Lynn's Press, to develop one. There are practical gardening tips throughout, as well as little portraits of our own lives in the garden. You'll also find seed starting charts, composting information and plenty of room to write and record all the ups and downs of your own garden.

To order a signed, personalized copy send $14.95 plus $4.95 shipping and handling to-
Doug Oster
P.O. Box 11013
Pittsburgh, Pa 15237

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