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What to See and Do in the Zone 6 May Garden

Centaurea | Spotts Garden Service

May is one of the most glorious months in the Indiana garden. Take a deep breath and enjoy the show!

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What to See and Do in the Zone 6 April Garden

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It’s still mud season in central Indiana, but April is a prime month for blooming shrubs and trees.

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5 Favorite Spring-Blooming Shrubs for Small Gardens

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The daffodils are open, the air is warming, and the spring garden is starting to bloom! The heavenly fragrances of spring-blooming shrubs are one of the best things about the spring garden. But many of the traditional spring bloomers are

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5 Steps to an Earth-Friendly Spring Garden Cleanup

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As earth-friendly gardeners, we’re always looking to refine our techniques in ways that benefit the garden and wildlife. One area in which we’ve made changes is how we handle garden cleanup. While we used to cut down as much as

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What to See and Do in the Zone 6 March Garden

Tete-a-Tete Daffodils | Spotts Garden Service

Pull on your muck boots and head outside to see what’s going on in your garden!

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Warm Winter Means Garden Changes

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While many people are celebrating our incredibly mild winter, we gardeners are feeling uneasy. Winter is a time of rest and reset in the garden. Without consistent cold, we can expect some changes in our gardens this growing season. Here’s what to

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Perfect Peonies

Pink herbaceous peony | Perfect Peonies | Spotts Garden Service

Here in Indiana, peonies are synonymous with May. We’ve given them for Mother’s Day, cut them for May bridal showers, and used them to decorate graves on Memorial Day. Drive through nearly any neighborhood in May, and you’ll see at

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Frost and Freeze in the Garden

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Savvy gardeners watch for frosts at both edges of the growing season. Read on for our breakdown of terms, the difference between a frost and a freeze, and what you can do to protect your garden plants.

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Lovely Spring Lilacs

Lilac blooms | Spotts Garden Service

Lilacs. Even the word conjures up the heady, sweet fragrance. For those of us in the northern half of the country, lilacs are a sure sign of spring. And fortunately for the gardener, they’re pretty tough plants.

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10 Steps to a Terrific Salad Garden

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Fast-growing, fresh-tasting, and lovers of cool weather, salad greens are among the first vegetables planted in spring. With frilly, flashy textures and a range of colors, salad plants are also a visual delight. Plants like lettuce are so easy, in

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