In the Garden
Home gardening, lawn care and landscaping tips, and planting how-tos for the backyard gardener.
Lessons in Lawn Care
Anyone who maintains a lawn can benefit from a lesson in turfgrass science.
Pest Prevention Primer: Natural Insect and Weed Control
There are many natural ways to prevent insects and weeds from destroying your home garden. Before grabbing the...
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...