• Set a beautiful table for your New Year’s Eve celebration

    A New Year brings with it the opportunity to begin again, hit the ‘reset’ button and hope for brighter days ahead. As a gardener, Carrie Petty says she is reminded that, “Hope Springs Eternal.” It’s not just about throwing a fab party, it is truly about reflection and beginning again, renewed. So celebrating New Year’s Eve with friends and family is the perfect [...]

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    Gifts for Gardeners

    Make no mistake! Gardeners are always thinking about growing! Christmas gifts for a gardener are always about quality and durability. Spend your money on the best tools, not a plastic handled, thin metal cheep-o. Your gardener will appreciate the quality of Felco Pruners or English made, wooden handled Haws Stainless Steel Garden Fork or Trowel. Master Gardener Carrie Petty [...]

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    Putting the garden to bed for the winter

    Halloween’s ending marks the true beginning of the Holiday Season at Caroline’s Garden. Master Gardener Carrie Petty is busy cleaning up the garden beds now so that there is ample time to enjoy the parties, cooking and good cheer of the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. Carrie says: You don’t want to be busy in the garden now, when entertaining seasons is now in full gear!” [...]

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    Outdoor Fall Décor: How to create a beautiful entrance to your home!

    This time of year, there are so many wonderful things to decorate our front doors and entry ways with, pumpkins, cornstalks, hay bales, gourds…but toss in a few unique items and you really get something spectacular! Master Gardener Carrie Petty shows us how it’s done!  Incorporating lanterns into your autumn display brings the look up to date! Never use real candles but instead [...]

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    Fall Garden Tasks & Décor Ideas

    We are going to have a brilliant fall! Master Gardener Carrie Petty says this may be one of the most colorful falls Indiana has had in quiet sometime, as all of our rain has raised the water table in our trees, which means for red colors! Unlike falls of the past years where brown and yellow have been the norm, this year should be a burst of color! So get out and stomp in the woods with the kids, [...]

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    Learn how to grow, dry, and use the herbs from your garden

    The hot Indiana summer has been a great year for one thing in the garden, that’s for sure… Herbs! Culinary herbs are an ancient plant species that we use for cooking, medicine and well-being. Today on Indy Style, Master Gardener Carrie Petty discusses how to grow and use herbs at home!  

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    Summer Garden Party Ideas

    Who’s up for a summer dinner party in the garden?! As we celebrate the first day of summer, Master Gardener Carrie Petty shows us how to make guests feel special by adding simple touches to your food and table with accents from the garden!

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    Kids in the Garden

    If you haven’t noticed by now, getting kids outside gets harder and harder with the advancement of technology, gaming and social media. Master Gardener Carrie Petty and her 12-year-old helpers share some great tips on how to start and KEEP kids ever curious about the natural world!

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