Category Archives: Gardening/Landscaping

spring pear tree blossoms

Spring Lawn and Garden Tips!

by Blain’s Farm and Fleet When winter has dragged on, it can be hard to wait to plant your garden. But if you try digging in your garden too early, you may end up doing more damage than good. Luckily, Blain’s Farm & Fleet is here to help with a list of ideas to keep…

Continue Reading →

garden show laporte county

LaPorte Spring Garden Show

     La Porte County Master Gardeners SPRING GARDEN SHOW is Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Michigan City High School from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Beth Botts will be the Keynote Speaker with other adult sessions and programs for children. There will be an all-day Kids Fun Zone and a Kid’s Scavenger Hunt.There will be vendors…

Continue Reading →

Taltree Arboretum Gardens Valparaiso Indiana

Gabis Arboretum

    Gabis Arboretum (formerly Taltree,) is home to one of the most diverse oak collections in the nation, welcomes nearly 50,000 guests annually to its beautiful vistas, diverse landscape and six miles of hiking trails. Damien and Rita Gabis made an initial purchase of land on the site in 1990. With additional land purchases…

Continue Reading →

Green sense mural unveiling 010 e1454605586552

Vertical Farming Found in Portage Indiana – Green Sense Farm

     With the Upcoming Garden Show and after the holidays closer to Spring, we tend to focus on Spring time and the rebirth of plants, gardening and plant life. But, there is a local farm in Northwest Indiana that has plant growth all year long – in Portage, Indiana.      Headquartered in Portage…

Continue Reading →

porter county reuse fair and earth day supports local wolves and animals e1515507928358

Local Organizations and Schools to Invited to Porter County’s Reuse Fair,

    Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction invites non-profit organizations and schools to register for its Earth Day Reuse Fair, scheduled from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 18th, 2020 in conjunction with the Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration at the Porter County Expo Center, 215 E. Division Rd., Valparaiso.      The event aims to connect…

Continue Reading →

recycle christmas trees help the environment porter county indiana

Help the Environment – Recycle Your Christmas Tree

     Bring your live Christmas trees, Christmas Lights, wreaths and other holiday decorations to the Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, to be turned into compost and mulch for your gardens and landscaping.      Valpo compost site will be open Saturdays and Sundays for Christmas trees, Christmas Lights, and Electronics recycling 9am –…

Continue Reading →

master gardeners garden show valparaiso indiana

16th Annual Gardening Show – Porter County Expo Center

     Valparaiso, IN. Jan. 25th, 2020 – The 16th Annual Gardening Show sponsored by Purdue University Cooperative Extension and its Porter County Master Gardeners will be held Saturday, Jan. 25th, 2020 at the newly renovated Porter County Expo Center, 215 E. Division Road, Valparaiso, IN, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST (Chicago time).   …

Continue Reading →

Taltree Holiday express Train Valparaiso INdiana

Holidays At Taltree (Gabis) Arboretum

Bring the whole family to Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest to celebrate the holidays. Santa Clause is heading down from the North Pole to visit children, young and old, in the vintage Railway Depot. Bring your camera and snap a photograph with jolly old St. Nick from noon to 4 p.m. December 1, 2, 8,…

Continue Reading →

LaPorte County Antique Barn Shop Hop e1596046873587

Holiday Barn Shop Hop

This map-guided tour showcases 5 unique area LaPorte County shops offering the best in antiques, folk art, handcrafts, salvage, re-purposed, vintage, primitives, furniture, collectibles, yard art and more. Three gift certificates will be awarded for 3 Whole Days – Summer(July) Nov (Fall), Dec (Christmas), and Spring (Early March) from 10am – 4pm CST! Shop LaPorte…

Continue Reading →

lowell garden walk lowell indiana master gardeners 1

Purdue Master Gardeners Garden Walk – Lake County

     The Purdue Master Gardeners proudly presents its Annual Garden Walk held in the middle of June every year, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Come and visit some of Lake County’s finest Gardens, featured this year in Dyer, Crown Point and Lowell. Tickets are $10.00 per person and are available, at the following…

Continue Reading →

Page 5 of 7