The Real Story of Color-Coded Redbuds

The Real Story of Color-Coded Redbuds

Bob Hill Hidden Hill News & Updates

To my knowledge – a disclaimer worthy of the mince-meat word “arguably” – there are no truly red redbud trees. Their flowers do come in violet, regular pink, screaming reddish-pink and frothy white – see attached photo of the ‘Appalachian Red’ cultivar for the screaming pinkish-red number. They flower in straight lines, and in bunches, or clumps. They will also …

Home is Where the Hellebores Are

Home is Where the Hellebores Are

Bob Hill Hidden Hill News & Updates

When we moved into our 1860s farmhouse on the edge of Utica, Indiana more than 40 years ago it included all the attributes realtors never talk about; a leaky tin roof; no insulation; drafty windows; outdated wiring; inadequate plumbing –all of that surrounded by six acres of weeds, locust seedlings, messy mulberry trees and honeysuckle vines run wild. We instantly …

Hidden Hill Nursery Opens for the 2016 Season

Hidden Hill Opens for 2016!

Bob Hill Hidden Hill News & Updates

So, welcome to the first FarmerBobBlog of 2016. As a man with a willful ignorance of social media – and a 50-year-addiction to writing columns – I find this process both a little mystifying, and gratifying. I can sit here at home and potentially connect with thousands of readers. I can still pick and choose exactly what I want to …

Hidden Hill Bulegrass Festival 2014 Featured Image

Bluegrass Festival at Hidden Hill

Bob Hill Events, Hidden Hill News & Updates

Mark your calendar for Saturday, Sept. 12 for our 11th Annual Bluegrass Festival at Hidden Hill Nursery & Sculpture Garden In Utica, IN. Sponsored by Louisville’s Music Go Round, our bluegrass lineup will feature Homeplace at 1 p.m., Fresh Cut Grass at 2:30 p.m., Potluck at 4 p.m., Storefront Congregation at 5:30 p.m. and, as always, Relic at 7:30 p.m. …

Hidden Hill Nursery – A Perennial Favorite

Bob Hill Foliage

Be it the lovely arch of a bleeding heart, or the passionate pink of a columbine, Hidden Hill Nursery & Sculpture Garden is always happy to snuggle up with plant lovers. This year we’ve added a dozen unusual dogwoods and redbuds, a broad selection of hydrangea and hundreds of interesting, if not perennial, favorites. We’re open EVERY Thursday through Sunday …