Category Archives: Gardening/Landscaping

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 on July 13th

     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 13 from noon until 4p.m.  Arts Alive brought back this lovely tradition.  For just $10, you can see 10 gardens in our quaint and unique community of Whiting and…

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Spring Garden & Landscape Tips

     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 hits (April –…

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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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Hall out the Holly, but Don’t Eat it

Holiday plants and greenery are cherished traditions. But under that pretty, green demeanor may be some toxins that are harmful to certain members of your family, including dogs and cats. Purdue Extension Porter County wants you and your family to be aware of some of the issues surrounding these holiday decorations.  Holly  All parts of…

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Winter Gardening Tips from Purdue Extension

     Those Bulbs and Pull the Blanket Over Your Garden      Fewer daylight hours; gray, rainy days and colder temperatures are reminders that winter is just a few quick weeks away. Use any days of sunshine to plant bulbs and put the garden to bed using this tips from Purdue Extension Porter County.…

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