Growing colorful gourds on a homemade string trellis as a youngster, was Bob’s first inspirational success, but Bob began his professional 35-year landscape contracting career, following graduation from the Ornamental Nursery Industry program at Penn State. Course studies included tree culture, turfgrass maintenance, plant pathology, agronomy, entomology, and other specialized horticulture classes.
Proud to be a ‘real tree hugger’ Prior to university studies, Bob spent 7 years growing tree seedlings in his own nursery, as well as learning the proper methods of hand digging evergreen shrubs and large shade trees, while working at a commercial nursery. Landscaping, gardening and environmental issues continue to be his lifetime passions in retirement.
Bobscaping “How To” videos on YouTube provide step-by-step instructions on many topics, while also sharing tours of premier gardens, arboretums and conservatories. Additional videos now have closed captioning (CC). Thousands of shrub photos and tree photos further enhance your visit here.
Over 24 years on the world wide web With multiple websites and YouTube channels over the years, Bob has shared his textbook knowledge and hands-on experience with trees, shrubs, lawns and garden plants, in varied landscape settings. Additional webpages focus on honoring veterans, while sharing photos, information and videos related to the Pittsburgh area.