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It is time to change out those summer pots and window boxes!

Master Gardener Carrie Petty says don’t throw everything out at once though. Just remove a few annuals and pop in a little color with new fall Mums.

She also adds pumpkins to her pots.

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Herbs are wonderful way to begin gardening!

Master Gardener Carrie Petty says this is especially true if you live in a condo or an apartment, and they do so well on a sunny porch or deck. Here’s more from her:

One of the great things about growing beautiful life, is adding herbs to your cooking.

When I go out into the garden and snip a bit of fresh parsley or a little bit of basil, something just lights up inside. The aroma, the fact that I grew it myself and just the connectivity to our food that comes from the garden. It’s a critical component to staying grounded and increasing the beauty in your life!

Carrie is the new host of the “Growing A Beautiful Life” podcast on the All Indiana Podcast Network.

You can listen to the podcast introduction here and connect with Carrie on Facebook here.

Gardening is a creative process. Many people incorporate art in the garden through statuary, pottery and even handwoven baskets.

Carrie Petty, master gardener, shares that she adores adding unique and antique items into the garden space, she joined us Friday to share how you can do it too. Here’s more from her.

I collect and use gardening antiques in the garden.

I love old-footed urns filled with ferns for a classic look or baskets filled with planted geraniums. Watering cans that are old and weathered are some of my favorite items to place around in special areas.

The key is to get creative and have fun! 

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It’s happening! Spring is near, and it’s time to get busy in the garden! Carrie Petty, master gardener, joined us today with a few tips to help you start your garden off on the right foot this spring.

Get out there and take some stock of what’s happened over winter. We had a lot of freezing rain, so I am sure there are limbs to pick up and dead branches to prune away.

This is a great time to include the kids too particularly when it comes to starting seeds or forcing bulbs and branches to bloom indoors. Gardening is an excellent STEM education enhancer with its hands-on chores.

Every year I learn something new. For example, don’t clear away that ground debris just yet. This Is where the pollinators are over-winter and we want that to remain undisturbed until warmer days ahead. In addition, getting my tools, pot and gardening bench ready for the work ahead is a great place to start.

Mother Nature really knows what she is doing. You will begin to see bulbs emerging and green spouts now in late winter. She knows just when to arrive.

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It’s time to be thinking about spring and to get those flowering bulbs in the ground before she freezes.

Carrie Petty, master gardener, joined us today to share some tips to help get your garden from fall to spring.

She says, to plant bulbs about 6” deep with the point facing up, and after a long winter you will have such a wonderful surprise come spring!

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When you’re cooking with fresh herbs there’s a lot to know that you may not realize.

Carrie Petty, master gardener, joined us today with her tips.

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