Articles in: Digging In

Dallas Carter
- 4 weeks 1 day ago
Hidden in Evansville yards, native plant gardens are an oasis for bees, caterpillars, butterflies, other insects, and the songbirds that eat them....
Dallas Carter
- 48 weeks 2 days ago
Nearly 95 million U.S. households display Christmas trees each year, making it one of the most popular holiday traditions. Those looking for an...
Addison Paul
- 2 years 15 weeks ago
 Most locals have to travel miles away for a tropical getaway, but Evansville Police Chief Billy Bolin looks no further than his backyard. Seven...
Trista Lutgring
- 2 years 22 weeks ago
After 40 years, Dallas Foster still credits one of his first customers as a driving force behind his decision to start his landscaping business,...
Trista Lutgring
- 3 years 14 weeks ago
Hancock County, Kentucky, may be an unlikely place to find fields of lavender. But Erin Ramsey and her family, owners and operators of Big Roots Farm...
Hannah Rowe
- 3 years 23 weeks ago
The Southwestern Indiana Master Gardener Association is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and has made giving back to the community a...
Elisa Gross
- 4 years 31 weeks ago
Summer is fast approaching and, as we dip our toes in the green grass and soak in the sun’s rays, we may notice an absence from our backyards...
Brian Wildeman
- 5 years 40 weeks ago
When designing a landscape, the elevation or grade change of the site should be aspects considered to ensure the end result is a proper functioning...
Brian Wildeman
- 5 years 48 weeks ago
While at a nursery gathering plants for a job, I was surprised when the nursery owner commented that he hasn’t sold as many shade trees as in...
Brian Wildeman
- 6 years 6 weeks ago
Heading into the fall season, I find myself planning more than ever.  Often times people think spring is the busiest time for a landscape...
Brian Wildeman
- 6 years 15 weeks ago
Last spring I met with a client who had never owned a new landscape before. The owner didn’t quite understand how various plants grow and...
Brian Wildeman
- 6 years 23 weeks ago
Having an inquisitive 3-year-old daughter, my wife and I are asked a lot of questions. Recently, while we were outside, she asked, “Daddy...
Brian Wildeman
- 6 years 30 weeks ago
During my time as a student at Purdue University, I took the opportunity to do a study abroad in Hannover, Germany. For my final project, I gave a...
Brian Wildeman
- 6 years 40 weeks ago
I have a client who some people might refer to as a plant hoarder if they saw the amount of plants delivered to his house on a yearly basis. I like...
Brian Wildeman
- 6 years 49 weeks ago
Fire pits are a growing – and glowing – trend in outdoor living over the past several years. A fire creates an extra feature to pull you...
Brian Wildeman
- 7 years 7 weeks ago
I do not know how many times I have said the weather we are experiencing this summer is absolutely amazing. The days have mostly been pleasant...
Brian Wildeman
- 7 years 14 weeks ago
Homeowners have a wide array of options when selecting smaller ornamental and flowering trees for their gardens. These trees generally have a smaller...
Brian Wildeman
- 7 years 22 weeks ago
When I was at Purdue University, I am sure that my parents would never have thought that they would be paying for a class in which I played in the...
Brian Wildeman
- 7 years 31 weeks ago
After the long and cold winter we have had this year, many of us are anxious to get out of the house and back to playing in our gardens. Especially...
Brian Wildeman
- 7 years 40 weeks ago
Winter arrived earlier than usual in the Tri-State this year, yet most plants that grow and thrive in this area are accustomed to the changing...