VALPARAISO | The fall leaf pickup season officially begins Monday when Valparaiso's fleet of seven leaf vacuums hits the streets and will continue through Nov. 29.
The power of Green: There may not be just one superfood, but these green drinks are a nutritional boost to any diet
Green drinks made with veggies, herbs and fruits stand up to all the hype by providing many nutrients the body needs.
They say that golf is a perfectly nice walk interrupted by that confounded little ball. To that, I add a host of other disruptive activities, most of which I am not really very good at.
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Beware of Poison Ivy. Know how to spot it, and what to do if you come in contact with it.
Walk away -- Poison Ivy is easy to spot once you learn to recognize its characteristic three leaves with notched edges. The plant usually grows as a ground cover or vine. Wear long pants, long sleeves, gloves and shoes that cover your feet when gardening. Summer is prime poison plant season,…
Tim Samuelson, Chicago Cultural Historian and curator, finds it humorous, yet very accurate, how his latest exhibit at Chicago Cultural Center is billed with the tag: "Singer David Bowie's 'Modern Love' might make an appropriate theme song for Alfonso and Margaret Iannelli, for it was their …
This intricate screen, featuring the shady leaves of a sprawling tree forming a canopy for a wise owl, is from the now razed Oliver P. Morton School in Hammond. Created in 1936, it is just one panel piece of a decorative perforated terra cotta screen that was above the entrance of the school.
It’s time for raking leaves, pruning shrubbery, and other seasonal fall lawn care tasks.
Olga Petryszyn of Valparaiso displays one of the large prized leaves of her H."Niagara Falls" Hosta variety, a hybrid she developed and that has won honors and distinction.
MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville Public Works Department will start its Spring Clean Up Program on Monday. Branch and leaf collection will pass through the town one time this season.
Though many of us think of herbs as seasonings for food, they can also be used as aromatics, medicines and decoration. "Sage can not only be used in cooking, but have a lot of color varieties that can be extremely ornamental, including green, white and tri-color," says Nikki Witkowski, agric…
Pumpkin is a vine vegetable that is low in calories, yet full of nutritional boosters such as carotenes, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E and fiber.
Having earned my Girl Scout tree badge after being able to recognize both a catalpa and gingko tree, I was certain that helping my son with his college level botany assignment of differentiating 100 leaves would be a no-brainer, even if numerous years had elapsed since I'd sewn that round ba…
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