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City Gardener Program helps you cope with your lawn and garden

If you've just moved into your first house with a yard and you are unsure of what to do with the lawn, trees and, oh, you might like to have a vegetable or flower garden, then the City Gardener Program is for you. It also will help those who have had a house for a while, but would like to learn more about caring for the landscape and gardens. The program runs for six Wednesdays, 6:15 to 8:15 p.m., beginning April 11.

Sponsored by Purdue University Marion County Extension, Steve Mayer,…


Posted on March 31, 2012 at 7:11am

What are those yellow daisy-like flowers blooming along I-70?

The Hoosier Gardener blogs about black-eyed Susans, a native perennial, planted along I-70 at Keep Indianapolis Beautiful. Learn how these plants gained fame in Europe before returning to the United States to become one of the best selling perennials in the last 50 years. Also, there are tips on… Continue

Posted on August 20, 2011 at 1:31pm

Free tickets to the Indiana Flower & Patio Show

The Hoosier Gardener is giving away two pairs of free pass to the Indiana Flower & Patio Show.


Posted on March 5, 2011 at 4:41pm

  Here are some tips on dealing with ice-damaged trees and shrubs from Purdue University. http://hoosiergardener.com/?p=5821


Here are some tips on dealing with ice-damaged trees and shrubs from Purdue University.



Posted on February 4, 2011 at 9:42pm

Free subscription to Indiana Gardening magazine

Beginning in January 2011, Indiana Gardening magazine will arrive on newsstands and subscribers’ mailboxes. Finally, a gardening magazine just for those of us who garden in Hoosier soil.

Most of the four-color glossy magazine is written by Indiana writers, too, including Carol Michel of May Dreams Gardens…


Posted on December 19, 2010 at 8:46am

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At 2:14pm on February 5, 2009, Ellen said…
Jo Ellen, Hello! I wanted to say a big thank-you for the revised edition of Indiana Gardener's Guide. I had only purchased the book last spring, and consider it among one of my most valuable gardening bibles for Indiana, to date. It sure came in handy while working at a 22-acre plant nursery that included most if not all of the plant representations in the book, so I used it as a reference for a lot of my customers that wanted to know for sure if a particular planting was zoned for this area. I just pulled the book from the shelf yesterday and am gearing up for another full growing season!
Ellen Ley
At 4:47pm on February 4, 2009, ephraim smiley said…
Ellen, I wanted to attend the Urban Farming meeting to represent Fort Wayne what a great project ! We have been gardening on the urban landscape for the last 20 years.Therapeutic, Senior Citizen, Food Bank , Vacant Lot ,Youth and Exercise Gardens.This year we will have over 10 acres under cultivation .We are the Come As You Are Community Church Garden Angels and Maplewood Elementary School is where we live. E.Smiley The Jolly Green Giant
At 12:58pm on November 1, 2008, A Greener Indiana said…
Thank you for becoming a member of AGI, you are most welcome here. Feel free to make it your place and invite your friends to take a look and see what they think and if they would like to join.

What are your strong points in environmental awareness or curiousities? Is there a particular arena or field we could help empower you with? AGI has a staff that is able to offer full support and assistance in environmental work and issues, community and economic development, advertising, promotions, web design, and programming. Have a question or a request. Dont hesitate.

The idea here is to support you in helping to support communities and Indiana as a whole to make the change over to more sustainable practices and equilibrium.

Besides the resource based environmental arenas of: Land, Water, Air, Energy, Policy, and Advocacy. There are many other fields that are interconnected to sustainabiity and the green paradigm including recreation, health/wellness, agriculture, building and design, community development, economic development, products, arts, and humanities and many more.

You can share your awareness and activities in any of the above through many facets this site offers and more soon to come. Chat around, friend up like minded individuals, post, blog, make groups, are just some of the ways in which you may interact and utilize this site to tool your work and passions.

We are all in this together and together we can help make things better.
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