Author: hollylindzy

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Column: Only slightly beaten by winter

I’m proud to say I’m one of those “winter gardeners,” the type whose passion isn’t squelched by the dormancy of the season. I love bare branches, winter birds and the views unveiled by the...

Staking down trees not necessary 0

Staking down trees not necessary

As if a newly planted tree might suddenly up and runaway, homeowners have this ceaseless urge to anchor it to the earth. Where do they think the tree will go? I don’t know, but...

Coping with the fungus among us 0

Coping with the fungus among us

From the dinner plate to the doctor’s office, fungus is a part of everyday life. And the garden is no exception. As a gardener, I have terrific respect for fungi. Its versatility is boundless....

Gardener stumped by color 0

Gardener stumped by color

By far one of the most adaptable summer flowering shrubs is the Rose of Sharon – glossy foliage, beautiful bloom, easy care and quick to fill a space. It’s an Indiana summer staple. And...

Gardeners grow up with vines 0

Gardeners grow up with vines

Gardening can be a challenge regardless of your living situation. Farmers battle droughts, suburbanites combat rocky soils and apartment dwellers are space challenged. It can be frustrating, indeed but I have two words for...

Gardening is for the birds 0

Gardening is for the birds

Each morning for the past month I’ve watched cardinals, robins and catbirds devouring my serviceberry fruit, less than 10 feet from my seat on the porch. It’s been my favorite part of the day....

Serious insect fear seriously overrated 0

Serious insect fear seriously overrated

“Arachnophobia” is more than just a creepy movie; it’s a real condition involving real fears. And I certainly cannot fathom what it would be like to have such deep-rooted fear. It would cause hysterics...

The accidental gardener 0

The accidental gardener

I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to figure it out, but I’m not afraid to say so … I’ve decided good gardening happens by accident. It stinks when you look at...

Gardener psyched for another season 0

Gardener psyched for another season

Having only JUST sprung forward, dare I say I think I’ve weathered the winter? I managed to eek out some amaryllis blooms, overwinter a Wandering Jew plant and acquire a gift ponytail palm during...