CEDAR LAKE | The Cedar Lake Kiwanis Club made a splash with some events in September. They started the month off by donating a kayak, paddles, phones, and a variety of games to the Cedar Lake Parks and Recreation Department.
HOMEWOOD | When Junior Girl Scout Troops 60051 and 60059 met to discuss how they would earn their Bronze Awards, it didn’t take long to agree they wanted to do a green project.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Master Gardeners added 31 new interns to its membership recently with a celebration at St. Elijah Church Hall.
DIXON SPRINGS, Ill. | Inmates at Dixon Springs Impact Incarceration Program have dabbled with gardening since 2003.
This is the time of year when it is usually pretty easy to see who has decided to let the turf grass in their lawn go dormant for the hot summer months, and who has decided to irrigate.
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.
While no Scarborough Fair, Purdue University Calumet has plenty of parsley, sage and thyme.
Horticulturalist Matt Brown led a gardening class in April in Valparaiso and gave examples of different soil types, testing, and how to create a good growing bed for vegetable gardens.
Pests can destroy a garden little by little, or have a devastating effect in just one night.
HAMMOND | Children of Purdue University Calumet’s Charlotte Riley Child Center have been learning about hydroponic gardening thanks to a “Healthy Sprouts” grant the center received from Subaru of America and the National Gardening Association.
Sometimes mulch and a little elbow grease are the best, natural ways to keep gardens weed-free.
SCHERERVILLE | Youth 6 to 11 looking for something to do outdoors this summer are invited to a free Garden Summer Camp at Tri Town Safety Village, 1350 Eagle Ridge Drive.
UNIVERSITY PARK | Grab your gardening gloves and head to Governors State University’s organic community garden, opening this spring on GSU’s main campus in University Park.
I fell in love with Carol Mackie almost from the day she arrived here. True, she was nothing special to look at early on, but she always had a becoming daintiness.
Whoever believes there's nothing new under the sun hasn't seen the plants being introduced for the 2013 gardening season.
CROWN POINT | May garden tips from Wayne Gruber owner of Gardens on the Prairie in Lowell
Michelle Obama on Tuesday returned to the business of selling her first book, and she started by telling scores of people waiting in line at a popular bookstore to "buy away" because Mother's Day is coming.
Design magazines and home decorating catalogs tend to feature sprawling backyards with big wooden decks and room for everything from decorative fountains to artificial ponds.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Purdue Master Gardeners gathered recently to celebrate countless hours volunteers spend helping others grow with gardening and landscaping.
Looking for a fresh way to liven up your garden walls? Think plants, not paintings.
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