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.

Finding a Fresh View in a Familiar Garden

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Editor’s note: Gardener and tree aficionado Noah Gaddy recently returned from a vacation to western national parks. Here, he explores how a vacation out west brought him new insight into interacting with familiar gardens.

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In the Organic Garden: Week of June 19, 2017

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June 19 to 25, 2017: With all the rain and high temperatures, weeds are growing aggressively. We’re spending time this week pulling (and hoeing) weeds and planting our Halloween pumpkins.

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Trendy, Terrific Succulents

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Succulents–those water conserving mainstays of the dry garden–are having a moment.

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Vertical Gardening with Trellises, Arbors, and Pergolas

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No matter how large or small your garden, you can add height (and get more room to plant) with vertical garden supports. Trellises, arbors, and pergolas get flowers and fruit up off the ground, add structure to the garden, and

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In the Organic Garden: Week of June 12, 2017

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June 12 to 18, 2017: With high humidity and temps in the 90s, it’s starting to feel like summer. We’re watering as necessary, deadheading plants that are done blooming, and starting fall crops to plant outside later this summer. 

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In the Organic Garden: Week of June 5, 2017

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June 5 to 11, 2017: We’re spending this week weeding (of course), harvesting berries, and netting our fruit trees and canes. We’re also admiring the Spotts Flower Farm we finished installing last week!

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What to See and Do in the Zone 6 June Garden

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Indiana gardens are glorious in June, especially during the early part of the month. Take a walk through yours!

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In the Organic Garden: Week of May 29, 2017

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May 29 to June 4, 2017: We’re spending this week recovering from rain; the weeds loved it. We’re also finishing up mulching in both kitchen gardens and in ornamental gardens.

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In the Organic Garden: Week of May 22, 2017

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May 22 to 28, 2017—In between rain storms, we’re planting out tender annuals and vegetables, tending the herb garden, and dividing perennials.

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5 Ways to Use Herbs in the Garden

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Herbs—those plants for “use and delight”—deserve a place in every garden, no matter how small. Check out our 5 ways to tuck herbs into your garden, and get planting!

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