3 Spring Shrubs Serving Up Yellow, Red and Almond Joy

Bob Hill Hidden Hill News & Updates

As spring roars in behind its exuberant parade of dogwood, redbud, magnolia and cherry trees I sit ready to praise a trio of shrubs that bring me almost as much joy without all the press: the vivid quince, the golden kerria and the oh-so-lovely pink almond, the latter often derided in highbrow horticultural circles. The knock on all of them …

Hidden Hill is closing nursery

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Yes, the Angel Trumpets got it right again. After 19 years of incredible fun, joy and satisfaction, and the best customers in horticultural history, Hidden Hill is closing its nursery operation this fall. It is a decision made by brilliant mind, aging body and impatient financial adviser – the latter a guy who has always made too much sense. In …

Tin Chickens are the Right Garden Art for Us

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In the end it came down to a pair of ornamental tin chickens, both of them, no doubt, created in a distant and dangerous land soon to be confronting more tariffs – or less. So it goes in the modern yard-art department where, at some point, everything seems fair game or fowl. My taste in such in our Hidden Hill …

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 …

7 questions with writer, gardener Bob Hill

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Originally posted on Insider Louisville on February 27, 2018. Written by Sara Havens. During his 33-year tenure at the Louisville Times and The Courier Journal, Bob Hill wrote more than 4,000 columns all about life, liberties and pursuing happiness. The award-winning prose often mixed satire and humor, and Hill wasn’t one to shy away from controversy, either. While writing kept …

All You Always Wanted to Know About Landscaping a Piano

All You Always Wanted to Know About Landscaping a Piano.

Bob Hill Hidden Hill News & Updates

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.

Bob Hill Hidden Hill News & Updates

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 …