Photography Workshop

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Nothing says spring like a white crab apple blossom caressed by morning rain. It’s living art that can be captured forever in a photograph, and two of the Louisville area’s finest photographers, John Nation and Danny Dempster, will teach you how at a two-day Hidden Hill Nature Photography Workshop! The opening session will be at 6 p.m. Friday, May 11 …

Bob Hill & The Cherry Tree

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Through a much practiced combination of plant lust and poor planning, Hidden Hill has a surplus of cornelian cherry trees for sale – not to forget those blooming right now along our driveway. Perpetual early Spring charmers! We will have them at half-price when we open March 30. They will finished blooming by then with hundreds of bright red fall …

Coming soon to a garden near you

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Have we mentioned that Hidden Hill Nursery & Sculpture Garden opens in about two months, with hundreds of rare and unusual plants, such as this early blooming witchhazel “Wisley Supreme” for sale?

All You Always Wanted to Know About Landscaping a Piano

All You Always Wanted to Know About Landscaping a Piano.

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By now many of you have been wondering how to properly landscape a freshly-painted baby grand piano. You wonder because you are well aware that this Saturday, Aug. 13 – beginning at 9 a.m. – three carefully-painted and immaculately-landscaped baby grands will be on display at Maxwell’s House of Music at 1710 E. 10th Street in Jeffersonville. It is a …

Hidden Hill Nursery's Famous Pickles

Pickle Pandemonium

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This, to my memory, is the first mini-treatise I have ever written on pickles. It comes to you somewhat courtesy of Janet Hill, who has filled our house with the unmistakable, lingering odor of pickle brine during her almost annual process of converting innocent cucumbers into thinly sliced hamburger helpers. She does it with a nearly 50-year-old, hand-written recipe she …

Yoga at Hidden Hill Nursery

Twist & Shout at Hidden Hill

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Many of you have been lying awake at night wondering when Yoga classes would return to Hidden Hill. Well, how about this Saturday at 11:30 a.m., when Tami Combs returns to liven up the wooded area by our magnificent double-pond waterfall with the sight and sounds of people stretching body parts that haven’t been stretched in a while. AAAArrrggggg comes …

Blues & Greys Band

Blues Are Golden at Hidden Hill

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The Louisville band Blues & Greys will be featured at the annual Hidden Hill Nursery & Sculpture Garden “Blues Fest” near Utica, Indiana on Saturday, July 23rd from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Turtle Run Winery will serve the wine, and barbeque meals will be available from B3Q Barbeque. Admission is $10 per person. Free parking. Hidden Hill owner Bob …

Franklinia Tree Flower

Ben Franklin Lives in Our Back Yard.

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Our Franklinia tree opened its first, fragrant camellia-like flower this weekend, an event as eagerly anticipated at Hidden Hill as the first spring blooms of a witch hazel, if not a cold beer on the back porch after a long hot day weeding the iris bed and cactus patch. The first thing to know about the Franklinia is there are …

Hostas in Bloom

Being Held Hosta

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Best I can guess the hostas lining our front porch – the ones pictured here with the fireworks of blue flowers – have been popping up out there for at least 75 years. Our house is at least 150-years-old. We have lived here 40 years. I know from talking to neighbors the hostas were here long before we were. The …

To Bee or Not To Bee Is Never The Question

To Bee or Not To Bee Is Never The Question

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A couple clusters of reddish-pink bee balm have pushed their frilly heads above the rest of the perennials outside my office window – purple aster, red-yellow daylilies and the violet-white scaffolding of Bear’s Breeches among the other flowers in full bloom. I’m looking at them right now. I’ve always preferred that cluttered English garden to long sheets of color, which, …

Kiwi Vine

The Hearty Kiwi – A Vine That Holds Up

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One of my very few rules of gardening is to never plant anything whose name contains more than five syllables because you’re already on verbal thin ice with your more literate garden-tour guests, so why push it? Then there is Actinidia kolomikta, which translates to, well, Actinidia kolomikta, which translates in English-teacher speak to ak-tin-ID-ee-ah koe-lo-MIK-tah. If you’re looking for …

Mortgage Lifter Tomateto

Mortgages Lifted While You Wait

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While most of us garden to seek a little fun, satisfaction and relief from the billion-dollar manufactured noise of Politics 2016 – (And I will soon write my book-long take on this subject titled “Children in Suits”) – today we are going to talk about the controversial world of tomatoes. I do so because Hidden Hill’s own General Manager Cheryl …