Maureen C. Gilmer, The Desert Sun

Maureen C. Gilmer

The Desert Sun

Indianapolis, IN, United States

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Past articles by Maureen:

With the drought over, it's safe to bring back water features in desert gardens

Enjoy water again this summer – desert wildlife will thank you. → Read More

Poppy blooms aren't just in Lake Elsinore. You can see a marigold cousin near Joshua Tree

Poppies are blooming on the cliffs and mountains that ring the California desert. → Read More

Start the countdown. Here's a guide to California's wildflower super bloom

It's going to be a "killer wildflower year." → Read More

Just minutes from Joshua Tree, this farm is a model for winter vegetable gardens

Step inside Faultline Farm, a bustling garden open to the public, at 29 Palms Inn. → Read More

Yes, it’s possible to grow a beautiful walled flower garden in the California desert

Add some color to your yard this spring. → Read More

Christmas comes early and childhood memories rush back for throat cancer patient

Dixie Hinz is being cared for at the Abbie Hunt Bryce Home, which provides free housing for homeless or low-income hospice patients. → Read More

Longtime former smoker, 46, faces uncertain future but finds kindness

Sheri Medcalf finds kindness at the Abbie Hunt Bryce Home as she struggles to break a three-decade habit. → Read More

‘Parkinson's got the best of me,’ but memories of horses and dancing warm man’s heart

Dewey Logeland is being cared for at the Abbie Hunt Bryce Home, which provides free housing for homeless or low-income hospice patients. → Read More

A man hardened by alcohol, gunshots and heart trouble finds peace at Indianapolis hospice

Richard Duarte is one of several people helped by the Abbie Hunt Bryce Home, which offers end-of-life care to the poor and homeless. → Read More

To turn a succulent into a living sculpture, add it to a one-of-a-kind pot

Every plant and pot in your collection can become an individual work of art. → Read More

IndyStar columnist Matt Tully dies

Tully wrote nearly 2,000 columns for IndyStar over the years, making an impact across Indianapolis. → Read More

Midtown Holiday Home Tour will feature 6 homes decked out in style

Six homes will be decked out in their holiday finest Nov. 10-11 for the 2018 Midtown Holiday Home Tour. Lowry home, 5360 N. Meridian St. Williams home, 5268 N. Pennsylvania St. Egger home, 4820 Washington Blvd. Talucci condo home, 25 E. 40th St. Stearley condo home, 25 E. 40th St. Smith/Webb home, 3257 N. Pennsylvania St. Tour hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tastings from area food and beverage… → Read More

'Every time I lace my shoes, it is for Carson.' Fishers man's marathon is for boy racing against time.

Runner is raising money for research into Sanfilippo Syndrome, also known as 'childhood Alzheimer's' → Read More

3 years later, IMPD officer who met a boy at his mom's murder scene is keeping a promise

After his mom was killed, Indianapolis teen bonds with police officer, raises money for Shop With a Cop → Read More

Lilly Endowment will award $125M in grants to community foundations

Lilly Endowment announced today it is pouring $125 million into Indiana community foundations to help strengthen the state's cities and towns. And in the words of one foundation leader, "it's a big, big deal." The money reflects the seventh phase of the endowment's Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow initiative (GIFT VII). It is nearly double the $66 million offered in the initiative's sixth… → Read More

Moorten Botanical Garden is a desert Eden that 'takes a village'

Under Clark Moorten, the Palm Springs garden has become a horticultural gem. → Read More

Author left home for a new start only to find himself living out of his car for 70 days

'Seventy Moons' is an account of Indianapolis man's struggle with homelessness → Read More

Author Mitch Albom to kick off Ann Katz Festival of Books & Arts

Best-selling author Mitch Albom of "Tuesdays with Morrie" fame kicks off the JCC’s 20th annual Ann Katz Festival of Books & Arts on Oct. 17. A Detroit sportswriter, Albom has written eight books. He is also a screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster, musician and philanthropist. Albom has founded eight charities, many in the Detroit area. Tickets to "An Evening with Mitch… → Read More

Hot Property: $650K cottage nestled in the woods on the city's north side

Home built in the 1930s has been remodeled but retains its charm. → Read More

A year after Las Vegas shooting, Indianapolis woman struggles with survivor's guilt

Angela Goffinet and two friends were on the Vegas Strip when shooting began, but all escaped injury. → Read More