Recent News & Events

Winter Seed Sowing
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“The snow may be falling, the wind may be blowing and the temperature definitely dropping, but that is the perfect time to winter sow some seeds, put the containers outside and forget about... Read More

Garden Thyme Vol. 2, Issue 3
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Garden Thyme has won the National Association of County Agricultural Agents Award! The newsletter is a bimonthly collaboration between Porter County Purdue Extension Educator Lyndsay Ploehn and Master Gardeners Marcia Carson, Shelli Henry, Nancy Rosene,... Read More

Gardening Show Brings Adventure!
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There was the exotic and the new, there was business and there was pleasure.  Seeds were swapped and taken to new gardens.  The 13th Annual Gardening Show show had something for everyone, and... Read More

Gardening Show is a Big Hit!
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  “We just love this show because there’s nothing like it anywhere … it is so worth the drive.”  That’s what people were telling The Times on Saturday, January 23, about the 13th... Read More

At the Gardening Show: Roy Diblik
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Indiana’s native plants are natural beauties with a high IQ: Blue wild indigo anyone?  When the world-renowned Dutch landscape designer Piet Oudolf came to Chicago to install Lurie Garden, the man he sought... Read More

At the Gardening Show: Jean Starr
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Did you know that the peony (Paeonia lactiflora) replaced the zinnia as Indiana’s state flower in 1957 and is the flower of choice for gravesites for Memorial Day?  This luscious spring bloomer was... Read More