Levi Gildon and William Young tend to the Brother's Keeper garden recently in Gary.
Havahart newest model, the new hose-free, motion activated Spray Away Elite II, provides an effective, low-maintenance and humane way to keep unwanted animals away from lawns and gardens. It is solar-powered with infrared sensors to detect an animal's heat and movement up to 35 feet away, em…
Martha Lowry and Matthew Dudzik remove dead leaves and weeds from basil plants in the campus' herb garden. The garden, located behind the Recreation Center at Purdue Calumet in Hammond, is designed to help encourage healthy cooking.
Pests can destroy a garden little by little, or have a devastating effect in just one night.
Elizabeth "Betty" Vendl, photographed in 1943 during World War II in the potato patch of the gardens at the family farm, died at her home on Friday, July 12 at age 93.
SAUK VILLAGE | Tomatoes, onions, cabbage, peppers, broccoli, radishes, herbs and more grow behind McConathy Public Library and will be available to Sauk Villagers as soon as they're ready to harvest, thanks in part to a $300 grant from the Cook County Farm Bureau.
MERRILLVILLE | A project proposed at Merrillville Fire Station No. 1 could promote healthy eating for firefighters and provide environmental benefits.
In the 1975 TV animated special by Chuck Jones called "Rikki Tikki Tavi," based on the short story in "The Jungle Book" written in 1894 by Rudyard Kipling, the title character is a young mongoose who does battle with a pair of cobras in a family's garden in India.
John Kwiliasz picks up a container of strawberries he and his wife Pat harvested Tuesday from their Portage garden.
John and Pat Kwilasz work in their Portage garden Tuesday. What started with an about an acre and a few peony plants has grown to 4 acres, a vegetable garden, and about 5,000 peony plants. John and Pat have been growing vegetables, peonies, mums and other plants in their Portage yard for abo…
John and Pat Kwilasz pick strawberries Tuesday in their Portage garden. What started with an about an acre and a few peony plants has grown to 4 acres, a vegetable garden, and about 5,000 peonies plants. It began with them helping a neighbor transplant some peonies. "She asked if I would li…
Second-grade teacher Jane Jones helps student Alyssa Snow-Ames plant vegetables Tuesday in the new teaching garden at Parkview Elementary School in Valparaiso.
Third-graders Jolee Smith, left, and Kylie Begley plant a strawberry plant Tuesday in the new teaching garden at Parkview Elementary School in Valparaiso. The garden was installed with support from the American Heart Association and Methodist Hospitals.
HOBART | The heirloom tomatoes, strawberries and herbs Linda Papp is growing in her community garden plot won't go to waste.
Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.
CROWN POINT | A rain garden is a landscaped area planted with native plants and flowers that soak up rainwater. At the Lake County Fairgrounds in the 4-H Building this April 27, Purdue Cooperative Extension Service, Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Surveyor’s Office are sponsori…
HOBART | The idea for a Hobart community garden was planted a couple of years ago, but this time plans are firmly taking root.
"The Cottingley Fairies Photograph No. 1" shows Frances Griffiths surrounded by fairies in 1917 in the family's garden in England.
Kindergarten student Martina Healy pulls a bonnie green bell pepper off its vine while harvesting vegetables last September from the South Haven Elementary American Heart Association Teaching Garden.
Although unconcerned with promoting plant health or aesthetics, in at least one situation deer can actually help us prune well.
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