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An informed, yet personal take on natural gardening in Indiana and other ..
Hoosier Gardener by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp - 1w ago

Indoors Keep houseplants close to bright windows. Check soil for dryness before watering. Examine produce, tender flower bulbs and roots ..read more

For as long as I’ve been gardening, I’ve heard many people say that there are no blue flowers. I am always surprised by the comment. ..read more
Hoosier Gardener by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp - 1M ago

When heading out the other day to walk my dog Autumn (it’s hard to stay indoors when the temps are in the 50s or even the 60s), I spied ..read more
Hoosier Gardener by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp - 1M ago

Indoors Repot house plants as they out grow current pots. Pot amaryllis bulb. Sketch garden plans, including what to grow, spacing, ..read more

I’ve had to take a few months off from writing my weekly column, recovering from the loss of The Indianapolis Star outlet. Since then, ..read more

  This column originally appeared Dec. 26, 2016. In the next few days, you’ll be hauling out your fresh-cut Christmas tree, and may ..read more
Hoosier Gardener by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp - 1M ago

I’ve had a common clivia since 1992 or 1993. I got it from Cathy Peachey, who died of breast cancer in 1994. She had three coffee and ..read more

As we head into winter, there are a few landscape safety tips to keep in mind. Start with using caution with deicers or ice melts. Many of ..read more
Hoosier Gardener by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp - 2M ago

Holidays When shopping for a fresh-cut Christmas tree, check for green, flexible, firmly held needles and a sticky trunk base — both ..read more

In some stores, Christmas decorations are as prominent as Halloween candy. We can use retailers’ jump on the holidays as a reminder to ..read more

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