July garden checklist – Hoosier Gardener

July 10, 2019 0

July 1, 2019 By Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp Leave a Comment Indoors General landscape Vegetables and fruits SaveSave Filed Under: Gardening Checklist, Hoosier Gardener Tagged With: july garden checklist Reader Interactions This site uses Akismet […]


Septoria spots on garden phlox

July 9, 2019 0

Septoria spots on garden phlox. (C) Photo Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp A sneaky fungus disease has attacked my stand of garden phlox. The leaves went from clean one day to spotty the next. This is […]


Catching up to the season: Tomatoes, peppers planted

July 6, 2019 0

Proven Winners’ Goodhearted tomato, bred for growing in a pot, should be on the market in 2020. Photo courtesy     Gardeners are nothing if not optimistic. Optimism was the driving factor to my spending […]


A fungus among us – Hoosier Gardener

July 1, 2019 0

         Mother Nature has hit our gardens with a double whammy: Rain and high humidity. Did I say rain?          What that means? BOLO for a fungus among us. Powdery mildew is a common problem […]


What to do when Japanese beetles arrive

June 30, 2019 0

A Japanese beetle nibbles on a pink SunPatiens. (C) Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp Gardeners from all over have been posting on Facebook about the invasion of Japanese beetles, an insect that has been only a […]


Scouting gardens leads to what’s old is new again

June 23, 2019 0

         I recently spent much of a week scouting residential gardens in the Indianapolis area for a national magazine with its editor and photographer.          We visited nearly 20, looking for beautiful plant combos, exquisite […]


Replace drowned plants, prune spring shrubs

June 16, 2019 0

         If the pruners have been burning a hole in your garden glove, go ahead and trim up the lilac, forsythia, viburnum and other spring-blooming shrubs, if needed. Waiting to prune risks the removal of […]


June garden checklist – Hoosier Gardener

June 10, 2019 0

June 1, 2019 By Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp Plants growing in containers, such as these at Sullivan Hardware & Garden near 71st and Keystone in Indianapolis, can be transplanted any time you can work the […]