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Family Time Around the Harvest Table

Writer / Carrie Petty Gathering. Community. Something we all need more of during the holiday, and the family table is the best place to do such a thing. This is where the ancestry storytelling happens. When grandpa shares about growing up in his family home, or how he met grandma. It is like connecting the dots for the younger generations. It is when family recipes are served in great grandmother’s china, and the announcement of a new baby is often made. Gathering. It is an intuitive thing we do to share stories and break bread, and I for one think ...

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Year After Year, Perennials Keep Coming Back!

Writer / Carrie Petty This is the time of year to plant flowers! Flowers bring extra beauty and happiness into our world, and the best kind of flowering plant is the kind that keeps coming back year after year — the perennial. Growing perennials is one of the easiest ways to garden. I have more than 40 varieties of perennials in my yard, I just love them because they give me a great ‘cutting’ selection all growing season long in which to make beautiful floral arrangements. In the summer months, entertaining and gardening life go hand in hand. Purchasing Perennials ...

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Wasson Nursery & Outdoor Living Celebrates Grand Opening In Fishers

Writer / Jon Shoulders Photographer / Brian Brosmer Hamilton County residents in need of a nursery, garden center, outdoor living or landscaping supplier, without the big-box store feel, are in luck starting April 21 when family-owned Wasson Nursery & Outdoor Living kicks off the grand opening for its new Fishers location. Located on East 126th Street, Wasson Nursery will feature bold residential design concepts, state of the art grills, such as the new American Muscle, unique home and outdoor accessories and employ 30 to 40 people in its first year. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Friday, April 21, ...

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Spring Gardening In March Madness

Writer  /  Carrie Petty March madness is the appropriate term this month for any gardener in Indiana! My husband always reminds me it usually snows during bracket season. Don’t you just love the Final Four? Our family does the whole bracket celebration. This is a long cherished Petty tradition full of healthy competition among neighbors and coworkers. Between March 14 and April 3, the NCAA gets into high gear. A Reader’s Digest article noted that, “this year, American companies would lose $1.9 billion in wages paid to unproductive workers spending company time on betting pool priorities.“ Gardeners also gamble on the chance ...

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Gardening Nana – Cheerful Anticipation

Writer  /  Nancy Craig Anticipation: “wishing with confidence of fulfillment” or “hopeful waiting” My great nieces, Lindsey and Lauren, are three-year-old twins, and they love to learn new big words as they help me in our flower gardens. Anticipation is our big word while we plant crocuses. The twins will learn about anticipation, as we wait for those corms (bulbs) we plant this fall to become delightful colorful flowers in the early spring. In addition, since crocus means cheerfulness in the language of flowers, we will have cheerful anticipation. We love the tulips, but the crocuses are the first flowers ...

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The Gardening Nana – Come to Your Senses Garden

Writer  /  Nancy Craig “Come to Your Senses Garden” is a chapter in The Gardening Book by Jane Bull. This book has great garden ideas and projects that show children how to use all five senses to enjoy a flower garden. One of the projects is to make a plant pot wind chime so the kids can “listen” to the wind. Another is to make painted plant labels out of ping pong balls and sticks to mark which plants you will want to see (eye), touch (hand), smell (nose), hear (ear) or taste (mouth). Several years ago at New Hope ...

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