19 January 2022

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Beard grass named 2022 Plant of the Year

Beard grass named 2022 Plant of the Year


By Ralph Purkhiser, Purdue University Master Gardener We have passed the winter solstice, and daylight hours are growing a bit longer with each passi...
12 January 2022

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Help holiday plants survive the season

Help holiday plants survive the season


By Ralph Purkhiser, Purdue University Master Gardener Whether bought as a gift or as an addition to your own holiday decoration, the collections of h...
05 January 2022

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2021 was good year for gardens; plan now for 2022

2021 was good year for gardens; plan now for 2022


Ralph Purkhiser, Purdue University Master Gardener The end of a year and the beginning of a new one is generally a time to reflect on what the old ye...
29 December 2021

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Perfect time to begin bird watching

Perfect time to begin bird watching


Ralph Purkhiser, Purdue University Master Gardener If you have your garden clean-up completed and are looking for a reason to spend some time outdoor...
15 December 2021

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Thanksgiving — and Christmas — cacti blooming for many

Thanksgiving — and Christmas — cacti blooming for many


By Ralph Purkhiser, Purdue University, Master Gardener I have recently had several people who have called, saying that their Christmas cactus is alre...
10 November 2021

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Choosing materials for raised beds

Choosing materials for raised beds


Last week, we began a discourse on raised beds. We discussed the advantages of beds of different heights and noted that a raised bed of any height all...
03 November 2021

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Advantages of raised beds

Advantages of raised beds


A gardener’s work is never done. It is late October and still I am harvesting vegetables from my raised beds. ...
27 October 2021

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Consider making a ‘Never Forget’ garden

Consider making a ‘Never Forget’ garden


Nov. 11, 2021, will mark the 100th anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery....
20 October 2021

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How to keep plants through the winter

How to keep plants through the winter


The middle of October is the time to make some important decisions concerning the garden. ...
13 October 2021

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Enjoying fall flowers during autumn, beyond

Enjoying fall flowers during autumn, beyond


Autumn officially arrived two weeks ago, and many people have been busy changing out flower displays for the season. ...