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40 years ago it included all the attributes realtors never talk about; a leaky tin roof; no insulation; drafty windows; outdated wiring; inadequate plumbing –all of that surrounded by six acres of weeds, locust seedlings, messy mulberry trees and honeysuckle vines run wild.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. …

Opening Weekend at Hidden Hill Nursery

Opening Weekend at Hidden Hill

Bob Hill Events, Hidden Hill News & Updates

A kite around his neck, plants in his arms and rake at the ready Bob Hill is being wheeled into spring by Hidden Hill Landscape Architect Juan Bacilio. We’ll be open April 2 to 5 for a Spring Preview and Special Plant Sale featuring tons of our rare perennials, shrubs and trees. Hidden Hill kicks off its 15th season with …