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FROM the FARM: Carrots saluted with soup recipe and fun facts

FROM the FARM: Carrots saluted with soup recipe and fun facts

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

June 04, 2014 12:00 am
Alsip Home & Nursery's Spring Flower and Garden Show rings in the spring

Alsip Home & Nursery's Spring Flower and Garden Show rings in the spring

Alsip Home & Nursery welcomes spring in a big way this season with their Annual Spring Flower and Garden Show on March 22 and 23 at both of their locations—St. John, Ind. and Frankfort, Ill.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Memorial garden dedicated at Porter County Visitor Center

Memorial garden dedicated at Porter County Visitor Center

PORTER | Officials at Indiana Dunes Tourism gathered with family and friends on Friday morning to dedicate a newly-built memorial garden to two former members of their front desk staff who recently died.

September 06, 2013 1:30 pm Photos

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FROM the FARM: Hungry rabbits the eating enemies of summer

FROM the FARM: Hungry rabbits the eating enemies of summer

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

July 24, 2013 12:00 am

Master Gardeners seeks garden walk sites

To help others grow in the knowledge of what plants may thrive in local gardens, the Lake County Master Gardeners, with a membership of more than 300, is  asking home owners in Dyer, Schererville and St. John to share their gardens with the public for a garden walk planned for June 22.

May 10, 2013 12:00 am
Snapshots of everyday life

Snapshots of everyday life

Valparaiso resident Ed Byrne takes photographs of daffodils at Ogden Gardens in Valparaiso last spring.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am
Imagine warmth: Dream about adding a greenhouse

Imagine warmth: Dream about adding a greenhouse

Now is not the time of year for sowing, unless it's sowing an idea: As the weather turns colder and the landscape becomes washed in grays and browns, imagine a retreat, an oasis of lush greenery and brightly colored flowers suffused in warm, moist air.

November 29, 2012 12:00 am
Minor bulbs should get more attention

Minor bulbs should get more attention

Fall planting is in full swing. As you nestle tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and crocuses into the soil, don't neglect to also plant some minor bulbs — "minor" only because they aren't well known, not because they lack quality.

November 15, 2012 12:00 am
Michelle Obama gets daughters' approval on new book

Michelle Obama gets daughters' approval on new book

Michelle Obama gets a rare thumbs up from her adolescent daughters for publishing her first gardening book.

June 17, 2012 12:00 am
Small garden 'rooms' offer a variety of pleasures

Small garden 'rooms' offer a variety of pleasures

Now's the perfect time for dreaming about your spring and summer garden. Gather up your seed and garden catalogs, take some notes, visit a garden center, let your imagination loose and put a plan on paper.

April 10, 2012 9:00 am Photos

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Small garden 'rooms' offer variety of pleasures

Small garden 'rooms' offer variety of pleasures

Now's the perfect time for dreaming about your spring and summer garden. Gather up your seed and garden catalogs, take some notes, visit a garden center, let your imagination loose and put a plan on paper.

April 04, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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WILDPORT - Porter Wild Art

WILDPORT - Porter Wild Art

Valparaiso - Valparaiso resident Ed Byrne takes photographs of the spring flowers and scenery at Ogden Gardens in Valparaiso, Tuesday, March 27, 2012.

March 27, 2012 5:00 pm
WILDPORT - Porter Wild Art

WILDPORT - Porter Wild Art

Valparaiso - Valparaiso resident Ed Byrne takes photographs of dafodils at Ogden Gardens in Valparaiso, Tuesday, March 27, 2012.

March 27, 2012 5:00 pm
WILDPORT - Porter Wild Art

WILDPORT - Porter Wild Art

Valparaiso - Colorful tulips emerge at Ogden Gardens in Valparaiso, Tuesday, March 27, 2012.

March 27, 2012 5:00 pm
Jon L. Hendricks Photography, LLC

Jon L. Hendricks Photography, LLC

Jessica and Matt Miklos in Chesterton, Indiana

September 21, 2011 12:00 am
Area public gardens are beautiful destinations for an early fall getaway

Area public gardens are beautiful destinations for an early fall getaway

Public gardens are beautiful, educational and the perfect destinations for late summer and early fall trips -- and Northwest Indiana is just the right distance away from some spectacular examples.

September 01, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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'Living walls' great backdrops for floral tapestry

'Living walls' great backdrops for floral tapestry

When landscaper Darien Ball began building a "living wall" to highlight the Tiffany stained-glass lamp exhibit at the Biltmore Estate this summer, he reached for some drafting paper first, then garden tools. Ball sketched a simple schematic and then brought it to life with colorful foliage.

August 04, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Growing recognition: Brincka-Cross Gardens in Porter County attracting attention with programs

Growing recognition: Brincka-Cross Gardens in Porter County attracting attention with programs

Porter County Parks and Recreation superintendent Walter Lenckos calls it a "lush landscape of lasting memories."

August 04, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Fawn over deer? Not likely if you're a gardener

Fawn over deer? Not likely if you're a gardener

Sometimes even a doe-eyed Bambi will wear out its welcome. Deer have been banned from many gardens, orchards and woodlots because they damage or destroy so many tender shoots, fragile saplings and emerging blooms.

June 02, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Community gardens encourage more than growing vegetables

Community gardens encourage more than growing vegetables

Right now, the plot of vacant land across from St. Timothy Community Church in Gary is empty. But when A'Lelia Johnson sees the land, she envisions tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, eggplant, butternut squash and maybe some cucumbers growing there.

May 12, 2011 12:00 am
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