Author: Amy Mullen

Amy graduated from DePauw University with a degree in physics, a lifelong love of theatre, and a problem-solving style that combines the approaches from both those fields. A Master Gardener and long-time communications professional, Amy conducts gardening seminars and blogs about gardening in addition to her work with Spotts.

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What to See and Do in the Zone 6 December Garden

winter greens berries

Holiday lights on homes and in gardens illuminate the longest nights of the year. And the garden provides holiday decorations; pinecones, berries, and boughs of holly are yours for the clipping!

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What to See and Do in the Zone 6 November Garden

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The weather may be bleak, but the November garden contains flashes of color and life. Bundle up and tidy up for winter!

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In the Organic Garden: Week of October 23, 2017

Prairie dropseed adds movement to the fall garden.

October 23 to 29, 2017: The first frost has come and gone, so we’re focusing on pulling out tender annuals and reusing fallen leaves in the garden.

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Haunting the Garden for Halloween

Use mysterious names on your plant tags for Halloween.

To add a little spookiness to your own garden just in time for Halloween, give these tricks a try!

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In the Organic Garden: Week of October 16, 2017

The winterberry has formed berries and is beginning to change color.

October 16 to 22, 2017: Mild temps make this a great week to work in the garden! We’re harvesting fall vegetables, dividing perennials, and starting new beds using sheet mulch.

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In the Organic Garden: Week of October 9, 2017

Ornamental cabbage is a stalwart in fall container gardens.

October 9 to 15, 2017: This week, we’re pulling out spent plants, planting winter cover crops, and teaching our first class: Dancing with Rakes! Join us this Saturday morning to get pro tips for getting the garden ready for winter.

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In the Organic Garden: Week of October 2, 2017

Even in October, butterflies still find plenty to eat in a well-planned garden.

October 2 to 8, 2017—When the rain clears off, we’ll spend this weekend dividing and transplanting, and doing a thorough weeding.

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What To See and Do in the Zone 6 October Garden

serviceberry orange leaves

The month opens with colored leaves and warm days, but we’ll end with chilly winds and leafless trees for Halloween. Get out into the garden and watch the changes!

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In the Organic Garden: Week of September 4, 2017

Butterflies are feeding on Salvia in September | Organic Garden Week of Sept 4 | Spotts Garden Service

September 4 to 10, 2017: With the arrival of September, we’re tidying up late-summer garden sprawl, watching the butterflies, and enjoying the golden cast of September’s light.

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