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Applications are due Friday for native landscaping awards

Have you been planting native species in your home or office garden? Apply for the Bringing Nature Home awards, which recognize outstanding examples of landscaping that feature native plants. The application deadline is Friday. Shirley Heinze Land Trust has worked for 33 years to acquire and…

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
Second-graders team up with Walmart to take care of the planet

Second-graders team up with Walmart to take care of the planet

SCHERERVILLE | For the past three years, second-graders at Watson Elementary School the Schererville Walmart have been working as a team to spread the news that it is important to care for planet Earth.

May 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Man Around the House: TV show host Jason Cameron shares spring yard and house prep tips

Man Around the House: TV show host Jason Cameron shares spring yard and house prep tips

Mary Joan Dickerson of Cedar Lake is a big fan of the cable networks HGTV and DIY, treating the shows and programming about do-it-yourself landscaping and household tips like an at-home classroom.

April 14, 2013 12:00 am
Planting Garlic Bulbs

Planting Garlic Bulbs

Garlic bulbs should be planted in late summer to assure an aromatic harvest by the next summer in the heat of July.

September 20, 2012 12:00 am
Families invited to plant a garden

Families invited to plant a garden

May 25, 2012 12:00 am
A beautiful garden starts now: Memorial Day means gardening for many

A beautiful garden starts now: Memorial Day means gardening for many

Get out the shovel and trowels — it's Memorial Day weekend and that means gardening for many. Spend a bit more time getting your garden off to a good start and reap the benefits all season long. Proper planting and post planting care means less maintenance, fewer pests and more produce and b…

May 24, 2012 12:00 am

Learning to read nature's cues

Phenology is the science of appearances, or knowing which plants can tell you when to start weeding, planting, fighting insects or tackling any other gardening priority.

April 03, 2012 9:00 am

Learning to read nature's cues can help a gardener

Phenology is the science of appearances, or knowing which plants can tell you when to start weeding, planting, fighting insects or tackling any other gardening priority.

March 28, 2012 6:00 pm
Plant flower bulbs right to avoid spring no-shows

Plant flower bulbs right to avoid spring no-shows

Flower bulbs are a forgiving bunch. They can be buried upside down, stomped on or ignored, yet most will bloom for several seasons.

January 25, 2012 9:00 pm Photos

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With spores (and time) you can have ferns galore

With spores (and time) you can have ferns galore

Don't put away your seed flats and potting soil just yet. It's time to go on a spore hunt.

September 01, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Tulips slumber through chilly spring

Tulips slumber through chilly spring

With May right around the corner, tourists are flocking to Michigan Avenue for shopping, gourmet dining and the tulips. Thousands of blossoms turn the Magnificent Mile into a Dutch fantasy.

May 05, 2011 12:00 am
Flowers and traffic flow

Flowers and traffic flow

Sergio Alanic plants pansies near the roundabout Tuesday at Lincolnway and Sturdy Road.

March 22, 2011 6:48 pm
Flowers and traffic flow

Flowers and traffic flow

Pansies are planted near the roundabout Tuesday at Lincolnway and Sturdy Road.

March 22, 2011 6:47 pm
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