08 April 2020

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Gardens are proof of hope for future

Gardens are proof of hope for future


Cabin fever has become epidemic. With the steps necessary to stem the spread of the coronavirus, Americans have been confined to their homes. ...
01 April 2020

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Gift of flowers can brighten someone’s day

Gift of flowers can brighten someone’s day


By Ralph Purkhiser, Purdue University, Master Gardener My daily walks around Sandhill Gardens have been increasingly exciting recently. Each day, t...
25 March 2020

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Spring came a bit early this year

Spring came a bit early this year


For more than a hundred years, each March people have come out for the Chicago Flower Show and the unofficial beginning of spring....
18 March 2020

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Look beneath the surface when choosing plants

Look beneath the surface when choosing plants


By Ralph Purkhiser, Purdue University, Master Gardener What you don’t see is what you get. When we think of gardens and the plants we want to ...
12 March 2020

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Getting head start on flowers and vegetables

Getting head start on flowers and vegetables


We have had a nice taste of spring weather, but we must remember we are still in winter. ...
14 February 2020

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Your shadow most important thing in the garden

Your shadow most important thing in the garden


One morning last week, I arose and stepped out onto my balcony to check the weather. As I looked down into the garden, I was greeted by a beautiful sp...
18 December 2019

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Decorating with plants comes naturally

Decorating with plants comes naturally


Plants have been a part of the décor of Christmas for centuries. In the past, I have written in depth about various plants which grace our homes duri...