Category Archives: Gardening/Landscaping

Is Your Outdoor Living Space Summer Ready?

Summer has arrived!    Now is the perfect time to identify and address damage to trees and plants that could cause issues later.  The experts at Monster Tree Service are available to ensure you are protected from potential damage to your home and property.   Go outside!  You can use time typically spent commuting to identify potential…

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Native Garden & Medicinal Garden Growing

     This is the third year of our Kankakee Valley Historical Society Native Gardens project. Cindy Deardorff and Judy Judge are core of our Native Gardens committee. Last week Cindy and Judy began planting of the Three Sisters garden. A Native American Three Sisters Vegetable Garden consists of corn, squash, and beans.    …

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The Greenhouse of East Chicago

Visit East Chicago’s Greenhouse and step into one of the city’s hidden treasures.      Come and experience the tranquility and oxygen rich air that only the greenhouse can offer. Here you will find rooms filled with various tropical plants and fruit trees.  The greenhouse is open year round and admission is free.     …

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Top Gardening Tips for a Fruitful Season

Top Gardening Tips for a Fruitful Season

One of the best parts of gardening is watching the fruits of your labor come to life—literally. When you put the effort into your garden, you’re rewarded with gorgeous flowers, fresh fruits and vegetables, or simply a splash of color around your home. It’s a great feeling, and you can make it even better by…

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Things You Should Do Before Selling Your Home

Things You Should Do Before Selling Your Home

Winter is the time to take the necessary steps to improve your home’s appeal if you plan on putting it on the market in the spring, when most people begin to look for a new house. There are many things that can be done improve a home’s buy-ability. While an entire kitchen remodel may not…

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NWI Christmas Tree Farms

    Our family has always made it a tradition to go out in to the country and cut our own Christmas tree – just like they did on National Lampoons’ Christmas Vacation, (only without the fire) We have listed below several places that offer live trees. Contrary to popular belief, cutting down a live tree…

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Whiting’s In Bloom in July

     While the lots in Whiting are little, there’s LOTS going on in these “lots!” Whiting in Bloom Garden Tour will take place on Saturday, July 11, 2020 from 1pm. until 5p.m.  Arts Alive brought back this lovely tradition.  For just $10, you can see 10 gardens in our quaint and unique community of Whiting…

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Spring Garden & Landscape Tips

 by Sue Baxter     We have compiled a list of outdoor tips to get started on in the Spring, when the weather is not too hot for work and the sun is nice and bright. Some of these can be done early (Jan – Feb), and some can be done later on before summer…

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Brown Bag Gardening Series Begins Jan 15th

Brown Bag Gardening Series Begins with a Panel Discussion on Local Food Growers      Folks are invited to bring their “brown bag” lunch or snack and learn a little about gardening during four sessions presented by La Porte County Master Gardeners. Four sessions, two each in La Porte and Michigan City, will focus on…

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Annual Vegetable Growers Symposium

The Illiana Vegetable Growers Symposium will be held Tuesday, January 8, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST, at Teibel’s Restaurant, 1775 US 41, Schererville, Indiana. This symposium, sponsored by Purdue Extension and University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service, offers commercial vegetable growers and market farmers opportunities to learn more about pest management, production…

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