26 August 2021

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Native plant thorny for humans, but bees love it

Native plant thorny for humans, but bees love it


This past week, I had a new experience at Sandhill Gardens. I was walking around the gardens and heard a buzz coming from the area of the moon garden....
11 August 2021

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Plan now for a fall garden

Plan now for a fall garden


It is time to get busy on the autumn garden. We still have several weeks of summer, but it is time to plant crops that will mature and be harvested in...
04 August 2021

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Keeping up with a garden during summer’s dog days

Keeping up with a garden during summer’s dog days


We have reached the dog days of summer, and getting out in the garden just does not rank high in the list of options for our time....
21 July 2021

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Plants survive gardener’s absence

Plants survive gardener’s absence


In the Garden
What a difference a week makes. Even with a lot of preparation for a trip, one comes home to a garden that has changed dramatically. That...
14 July 2021

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How to maintain a garden while on vacation

How to maintain a garden while on vacation


In the Garden
By Ralph Purkhiser Purdue University Master Gardener Summer vacations are hard for me. I love to travel and I also love taking my n...
23 June 2021

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Plenty of time to plant sweet potatoes

Plenty of time to plant sweet potatoes


In the Garden
One of the last summer crops to be planted is the sweet potato. Since sweet potatoes are very cold-sensitive, one should wait until the s...
16 June 2021

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Getting a rose cutting to root; extending blooms on fall flowers

Getting a rose cutting to root; extending blooms on fall flowers


The roses have been beautiful this year. It certainly has been a banner year so far for flowers, and rose season has been no exception....
09 June 2021

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A history of sweet-scented heliotrope

A history of sweet-scented heliotrope


Each year, I plant a variety of annuals and tender perennials to fill in the gardens and provide blooms for the summer. I like to try new things, and ...
19 May 2021

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All gardeners invited to annual plant exchange

All gardeners invited to annual plant exchange


In the Garden
The cooler-than-normal temperatures have made for an interesting spring in the garden. Since we have not had any major storms with winds,...
12 May 2021

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17-year cicadas poised to invade

17-year cicadas poised to invade


In the Garden
The cicadas are coming! We are all hoping and praying for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic that has plagued us for more than a year, but w...