In the Garden
Home gardening, lawn care and landscaping tips, and planting how-tos for the backyard gardener.
Lilies, Caladiums and Other Bulbs Brighten Your Garden
Summer bulbs are the exclamation points in my garden. Simple and effortless to plant and grow, incorporate them...
Beauty Blooms at Hilltop Orchids in Cloverdale
What began with an 8-foot by 10-foot greenhouse is now the largest orchid-growing operation in all of Indiana.
Orchid-Growing Tips From the Expert
Expert Dick Wells of Hilltop Orchids offers the following tips on how to successfully grow orchids
Storing Vegetables (and Fruits, Too)
Even if you don’t have a farmhouse, you can still consider saving some of summer’s bounty for cold...
Shade Gardens: A Beginner’s Guide to Planting Perennials for Shade
Remember that shade is not the enemy. Learning which plants are compatible and flourish in low light ensures...
Plant This Near That: Companion Gardening
Even if your thumb is green, here’s a tip you may not have heard: Companion planting can help...
Spring Calls for Cool-Season Vegetables, Container Gardening
Ahh, spring, when a gardener's thoughts turn to sowing the first seeds of the year: cool-season vegetables.
Seed Catalog Tips From a Master Gardener
For gardeners, the excitement of seeing the new seed varieties offered, checking on an old favorite or finding...
Add Color to Your Evergreen Landscaping
Evergreen varieties in shades of yellow, plum and blue add color to your winter landscape.
Holiday Fun Facts: Mistletoe
We’ve used mistletoe as an excuse to steal holiday kisses for centuries, but do you know the origin...