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Living By Design: Rooftop gardens elevate the landscape

The urban cool of rooftop gardening can easily transfer to smaller cities and rural areas as well.

April 15, 2014 12:00 am

Sprucing up your yard

The winds of spring have begun to blow, making it time to start preparing lawns and gardens for the upcoming growing season.

April 15, 2014 12:00 am
Beverly Shores a community in harmony with nature

Beverly Shores a community in harmony with nature

Arlene Beglin, Bill Shaudt and Phoebe Boelter, members of the Environmental Restoration Group of Beverly Shores, are shown in their award-winning native plant landscape, which received a Bringing Nature Home Award this year from Friends of the Shirley Heinze Land Trust.

December 30, 2012 12:00 am
2013 And Beyond

2013 And Beyond

December 06, 2012 12:21 pm
Limb by Limb: Universities leading the way for education and awareness about ailing trees

Limb by Limb: Universities leading the way for education and awareness about ailing trees

It's not just the passage of time and seasonal changes that result in falling leaves and changing colors.

October 25, 2012 12:00 am Photos

Photos

East Chicago's Latest Habitat for Humanity home

East Chicago's Latest Habitat for Humanity home

East Chicago's latest Habitat for Humanity home is now complete with landscaping provided by Lake County Master Gardeners Association. Home owner Camisha Cast (far left) is continuing to learn from the gardening experts about how to care for her new green surroundings.

July 26, 2012 12:00 am
Gardens on the Praire English Garden

Gardens on the Praire English Garden

A traditional English garden landscape at Gardens on the Prairie in Lowell.

June 06, 2012 12:00 am
A lipstick landscape by Wayne Thiebaud

A lipstick landscape by Wayne Thiebaud

Pop Artist Wayne Thiebaud's varied subjects, such as this landscape of lipsticks, are included in the South Shore Arts exhibit 'American Pop' opening Nov. 15 and continuing until Jan. 29 at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster.

November 11, 2011 12:00 am

Ogden Gardens flower bed to get face-lift

VALPARAISO | The perennial bed at Ogden Gardens will get a major makeover in coming months.

October 03, 2011 12:00 am
On the Road Again

On the Road Again

A Country Road in South Australia

August 30, 2011 9:16 am
Landscape architects angle for respect

Landscape architects angle for respect

Dominic Zuccarelli is a senior at Purdue University majoring in landscape architecture.

August 25, 2011 12:00 am
Vine-Covered Trees

Vine-Covered Trees

Vine-covered trees and overgrown green ground sprawl are evidence of the forgotten landscape of the 25-acres of Brincka-Cross Gardens in Porter County, a recently acquired space being restored by the Porter County Parks and Recreation Department.

August 04, 2011 12:00 am
Help your plants catch and hold on to enough water

Help your plants catch and hold on to enough water

Rain. During an entire year, a meager three-hundredths of an inch falls on Arica, Chile, while halfway across the Pacific, in the Hawaiian Archipelago, Mount Waialeale receives a sopping 460 inches.

July 28, 2011 12:00 am
Walk of life

Walk of life

VALPARAISO | More than 500 flower footstep fans participated Saturday in the ninth annual Porter County Garden Walk.

July 09, 2011 6:00 pm Photos

Photos

Fire-pit design moves from functional to decorative

Fire-pit design moves from functional to decorative

Our first fire pit was a simple metal bowl, like a giant wok, perched on a metal stand. We've enjoyed many pleasant evenings sitting around a crackling blaze, finding humor in the incongruity of a campfire in the middle of suburbia.

May 12, 2011 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Portage YMCA Beautification

Portage YMCA Beautification

Portage YMCA childcare worker Elyse Goff pulls weeds Tuesday outside of the facility during. Volunteers from the community and YMCA workers are volunteering their time to beautify the facility's landscaping.

July 02, 2010 5:58 pm
Portage YMCA Beautification

Portage YMCA Beautification

Portage YMCA member Kim Lopez, of Portage, volunteers to pull weeds outside of the facility Tuesday during a beautification day. Volunteers from the community and YMCA workers are volunteering their time to beautify the facility's landscaping.

July 02, 2010 5:59 pm

Gardens offer fresh way to save money

Here's a tip that was published in Monday's edition of The Times:

May 12, 2009 4:00 pm
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