October 28, 2020
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Articles in: Digging In

Brian Wildeman
- 7 years 15 weeks ago
While vacationing in Charleston, S.C., my wife and I fell in love with the beautiful gardens throughout the city. We spent hours walking the streets...
Brian Wildeman
- 7 years 24 weeks ago
Planting summer annuals is a great way to bring a burst of color into your landscape. Annuals are plants that are originally from warmer climates and...
Brian Wildeman 
- 7 years 33 weeks ago
Blooming rhododendrons and azaleas are a sure sign that spring is here and a new season has begun. Yet Indiana’s typically hard clay soils...
Brian Wildeman 
- 7 years 41 weeks ago
Late February and early March is the time to prepare for the coming spring. When temperatures begin to rise and the days begin to lengthen, it...
Brian Wildeman
- 8 years 7 weeks ago
Recently, a friend asked me what the proper way to compost was. I chuckled, because composting can be as simple or as elaborate as you want it...
Brian Wildeman
- 8 years 16 weeks ago
As a smaller plant, the heuchera, commonly called coral bell, is a versatile perennial that works well in large masses or as an accent plant for...
Brian Wildeman
- 8 years 24 weeks ago
The Hydrangea is a wonderful shrub to fill space and add a pop of color. This gardeners’ favorite is a dependable choice for almost any garden...
Brian Wildeman
- 8 years 32 weeks ago
We’ve all heard “image is everything.” I was raised to believe this statement isn’t completely true, but as a designer,...
Brian Wildeman
- 8 years 40 weeks ago
Winter is a great time to think about spring. When I was a kid, we power-trimmed our shrubs into harsh geometric shapes. But in my horticulture...
Brian Wildeman
- 8 years 51 weeks ago
When my wife and I decorate for the holiday season, we incorporate plants into the design. Not everything comes from our garden because we like to...
Brian Wildeman
- 9 years 7 weeks ago
I love fall. The cooler temperatures make relaxing outside tolerable, but it’s also Mother Nature’s reminder to prepare for the...
Brian Wildeman
- 9 years 14 weeks ago
Several years ago, I was given an angel trumpet for my garden. The tropical shrub/small tree produces large trumpet-like flowers that hang from...
Brian Wildeman
- 9 years 24 weeks ago
As warmer weather settles over the Tri-State after a chilly spring, homeowners are eager to head outside and tend to their gardens. Here are a few...
Brian Wildeman
- 9 years 26 weeks ago
Over the past several years, we have seen a growing trend toward more environmentally conscious ways of living. It’s an attitude that we can...
Brian Wildeman
- 9 years 31 weeks ago
Earlier this year in this column, I stressed the importance of diversifying your garden. (Remember? If you don’t have variety, you’re...
Brian Wildeman
- 9 years 41 weeks ago
When I was growing up, yews and barberries trimmed as geometric shapes were all the rage. Today, it seems knockout roses and goldmound spirea are the...
Brian Wildeman
- 9 years 50 weeks ago
I may pen this column, but I don’t work in the Evansville Living offices. As a designer with Landscapes by Dallas Foster, my workspaces are my...
Brian Wildeman
- 10 years 18 weeks ago
When summer heats up, flowers burst open. Perennials and shrubs are flowering, but Evansvillians also incorporate many annual flowers that won’...
Brian Wildeman
- 10 years 25 weeks ago
The world’s most popular vegetable actually is a fruit. For years, there was much debate on whether a tomato is a fruit or vegetable, but...