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Luring Winged Wonders

 

by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener

 

 

Welcome butterflies to stay in your garden for every stage of their development.  Develop places for sunning, laying eggs, plant host plants for hungry caterpillars, add water sources and a safe place for metamorphosis.

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Do you Know the Story Behind these 16 Huge Murals in Shipshewana, Indiana?

this blog was originally posted on shipshewanatradingplace.com  When you think of Shipshewana, Indiana, you probably think of the huge flea market, the good food, or perhaps the Amish community. What you may not know is that Shipshewana has sixteen gorgeous and huge murals painted all over town! In the summer of 2014, a group of highly-skilled …

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Pruning Tomato Plants

  by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener     The main goal of pruning and staking tomatoes is to keep the fruits off the ground and protect them from sunburn.  Pruned plants produce bigger and earlier fruits because more of the plant energy is channeled into the fruit production and ripening and not into the …

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Shop Hop… Say What??!!

The Annual Shipshewana Quilt Festival is coming up, June 21-24, 2017.  Every year at this time thousands of women (and a few good men) flock to the Shipshewana Event Center for a week filled with all things quilting!  Now before I continue, I have to be honest… I am NOT a quilter.  Don’t get me …

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Caring for Petunias in Hanging Baskets

  by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener     A hanging basket of petunias is sure to reward you with a bounty of colorful blooms all summer, that is, if you take care of it properly. Watering and fertilizing is critical when it comes to caring for petunias in a hanging basket.  Keep in mind …

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Animal Urine Damage in Turfgrass

  by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener     Maintaining a nice, uniformly green lawn can be a bit of a challenge when Fido does his business on it.  As many of you know, turfgrass can be severely damaged by animal urine.   Fido may not be the only one to blame as those darker green …

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It’s Strawberry Pickin’ Time

  by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener     Strawberry shortcake with a side of vanilla ice cream, strawberry pie loaded with whipped cream, home-made strawberry jam – got you hungry for them?  It’s that time of year to start enjoying the taste of those sweet and sometimes tart red berries. Strawberries are fairly easy …

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There’s Nothing Better than Paddling These Two Rivers Near Shipshewana

this blog was oringinally posted on shipshewanatradingplace.com By Anna Pasquali Ahhhh…Summer. If you’re like me, there’s nothing better than getting outside to enjoy the beautiful sunshine and nature during the warm Indiana months. One great way to take advantage of this glourious season is to paddle one of the amazing waterways near Shipshewana.   There …

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What Is Ascension Day?

All around town in the Amish businesses, I’ve been seeing signs that read: “Closed May 25 for Ascension Day.” I finally asked Chris, an Amish businessman, what the significance of the holiday is and how the Amish observe it. Chris said the holiday represents the day Jesus ascended into Heaven after He was resurrected. He …

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