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Plant Swap set for Deep River Country Park

HOBART | The annual favorite, a Perennials Plant Swap hosted by the Lake county Parks and Recreation Department, will once again be conducted in the Deep River County Park parking lot at Wood’s Historic Grist Mill, 9410 Old Lincoln Highway.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am

Purdue app helps homeowners identify trees

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. | Is that a red mulberry or a slippery elm in the backyard? An Eastern red cedar or a Scotch pine?

October 18, 2013 11:30 am
Take control of your garden from pests

Take control of your garden from pests

Pests can destroy a garden little by little, or have a devastating effect in just one night.

July 30, 2013 2:30 am Photos

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To Carol with love: notes on a special daphne

To Carol with love: notes on a special daphne

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.

May 18, 2013 12:00 am

New blooms, veggies and more debuting for 2013

Whoever believes there's nothing new under the sun hasn't seen the plants being introduced for the 2013 gardening season.

May 18, 2013 12:00 am
Ask a Designer: style in a small outdoor space

Ask a Designer: style in a small outdoor space

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.

May 11, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Friends of Robinson Lake give away trees today in Hobart

HOBART | Friends of Robinson Lake will celebrate Earth Day by giving away bare root native hazelnut and nine bark shrubs and pin oak trees from 9 a.m. to noon today at the Robinson Lake/Oak Savannah Trail parking lot.

April 20, 2013 12:05 am

Saplings from Anne Frank's tree take root in US

Saplings from the chestnut tree that stood as a symbol of hope for Anne Frank as she hid from the Nazis for two years in Amsterdam are being distributed to 11 locations in the United States as part of a project that aims to preserve her legacy and promote tolerance.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am

Mildew starts with few little spots, then spreads

It may start with a couple of small dark spots on the grout where the shower stall meets the tiled wall. A few days later, they multiply.

March 01, 2013 12:00 am
Please prune the shrubs, deer

Please prune the shrubs, deer

Although unconcerned with promoting plant health or aesthetics, in at least one situation deer can actually help us prune well.

February 05, 2013 12:00 am
Please prune the shrubs, deer

Please prune the shrubs, deer

Although unconcerned with promoting plant health or aesthetics, in at least one situation deer can actually help us prune well.

January 31, 2013 12:00 am

Bouquets to save: flowers made of recycled stuff

Glynis Abapo knew just what she wanted her dream wedding cake to be: simple. Three or four tiers. A rich, white confection with white peonies and peony petals cascading down the middle.

October 04, 2012 12:00 am
Hard cider takes bigger slice of beverage market

Hard cider takes bigger slice of beverage market

From left, glasses of hard apple cider, apple beer, and apple wine, along with, from left, bottles of beer, wine, and hard cider are shown.

September 19, 2012 12:00 am
Hard cider takes bigger slice of beverage market

Hard cider takes bigger slice of beverage market

Autumn's a great time to fall for apple appeal, with cooler temperatures setting the stage for the fruit to star in gently steaming pies and alongside fragrant roasts.

September 19, 2012 12:00 am
Nori: What it is and how to use it

Nori: What it is and how to use it

If you've ever had a California roll, you've had nori.

September 12, 2012 8:45 am
Nori: What it is and how to use it

Nori: What it is and how to use it

Nori — also called laver — is a somewhat generic name for a variety of seaweeds cultivated for use mostly in Japanese cooking.

September 12, 2012 12:00 am
Greenhouse Environment

Greenhouse Environment

Plants started in greenhouses give gardeners the upper hand for early garden growing opportunities in the spring.  

August 30, 2012 12:00 am
Greenhouses Provide Growing Opportunities for Enthusiasts of all Ages

Greenhouses Provide Growing Opportunities for Enthusiasts of all Ages

A family greenhouse allows the chance for children to learn about the care and growth of plants, beginning at seed stage until planting during the garden season.

August 30, 2012 12:00 am
Lemster's Floral Greenhouse Entrance

Lemster's Floral Greenhouse Entrance

A wood panel doorway, off the showroom, leads to the climate controlled Victorian greenhouse structure attached to Lemster's Floral in Valparaiso.

August 30, 2012 12:00 am
Owner Jeff Walter in the Greenhouse at Lemster's Floral in Valparaiso

Owner Jeff Walter in the Greenhouse at Lemster's Floral in Valparaiso

Jeff Walter, owner of Lemster's Floral in Valparaiso, stands in the attached greenhouse of the 100-year-old florist building. Greenhouses allow for added advantages with plant care, but also require the demands of upkeep and maintenance.

August 30, 2012 12:00 am
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