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Growing Your Garden: My hundred-dollar zinnias

Do you have a guilty pleasure? It doesn’t have to be expensive, just something you enjoy or wouldn’t be without. When it comes to gardens, I have not only one, but a whole list of plants that I wouldn’t be without. Some have emotional attachments, like roses (Dad), dianthus (Papa Willard) and pansies (Mom), others …

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What’s a garden without birds? How to create a habitat so they thrive.

As I write this, I can hear a cardinal trilling in the backyard. I don’t have to look out the open window to confirm the source of the sounds that come through it; I’ve come to recognize the songs and their singers. I know it’s the mourning dove whose cooing wakes me in the morning …

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Column by Gary Church: Here comes the sun(flowers) |

My dearly beloved boss enjoys growing sunflowers. From some of his recent questions, I realized that he may need some guidance in this venture. For this reason, I put together some sunflower growing tips this week in my column, just in case he ever reads it. Sunflowers are not a difficult crop to grow, but …

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Harvest, store and preserve herbs from the garden News

Keep enjoying your homegrown herbs all year round. Harvest throughout the growing season and include them in garden-fresh meals. Then preserve a few for the winter ahead. Snip a few leaves or leaf-covered stems as needed. For the same intensity of flavor, you generally need two to three times more fresh herbs than dried except …

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Easy cost-saving gardening tips for beginners

There is a moment in a person’s life, when the void in which you plunged a small plant or pinched in a seed, responds. Leaning in, eyes wide, it generally stirs the words, “I’ve discovered gardening”. Growing things remains an undiscovered country for many of us. Finding the right guide to nurture that latent interest …

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Second Garden of the Month award presented to local woman | Leisure

The Indiana Garden Club recently awarded Michelle Lewis with the second ever Garden of the Month award. On a street featuring several lovely gardens, the Indiana Garden Club Committee was drawn to one in particular: the home of Brian and Michelle Lewis. For Michelle Lewis, her garden is her reprieve from the digital world. As …

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EDDIE SEAGLE: August time is mum time | Lifestyles

“August is ripening grain in the fields, vivid dahlias fling, huge tousled blossoms through gardens, and Joe Pye weed dusts the meadow purple.” Jean Hersey. “That August time, it was a delight to watch the red moons wane to white.” Algernon Charles Swinburne. “In August, the large masses of berries, which, when in flower, had …

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Harvest, store and preserve herbs from the garden Kpcnews

Keep enjoying your homegrown herbs all year round. Harvest throughout the growing season and include them in garden-fresh meals. Then preserve a few for the winter ahead. Snip a few leaves or leaf-covered stems as needed. For the same intensity of flavor, you generally need two to three times more fresh herbs than dried except …

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SEAGLE: August time is mum time | News

“August is ripening grain in the fields, vivid dahlias fling, huge tousled blossoms through gardens, and Joe Pye weed dusts the meadow purple.” —Jean Hersey “That August time, it was a delight to watch the red moons wane to white.” — Algernon Charles Swinburne “In August, the large masses of berries, which, when in flower, …

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On Gardening: Scarlet goes wild in hot new petunia | Gardening

Supertunia Mini Vista Scarlet petunia will quickly become the one in which all other red petunias will be compared. Although it is making its debut in 2023, the tsunami created from the beauty shown in 2022 trials is already causing market jitters. Will there be enough next spring? We can only hope. Last February, I …

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