Category: Landscaping

  • INPAWS Campaigning for Indiana State Wildflower

    Southwest Chapter member and INPAWS Vice President Davie Sue Wallace has persuaded her legislators to introduce a bill naming Butterfly Milkweed the Indiana State Wildflower.   We’re excited to support this effort and urge all of you to write your senator and representative in support of this initiative. You’ll find their emails at  iga.in.gov.  Here is what…

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  • Butterfly Milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa

    Meet the Proposed Indiana State Wildflower Butterfly Weed, Asclepias tuberosa Other names: Butterfly milkweed, Orange milkweed, Pleurisy root, Chigger flower The importance of Butterfly Weed for Monarch butterflies: The habitat for Monarch butterflies and other pollinators is dwindling at an alarming rate. With shifting land management practices, we have lost much milkweed from the landscape….

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  • Check Out Eco Logic’s Native Plant Nursery

    From the Eco Logic Staff: Saturday June 18th from 9-4 will be Eco Logic’s Native Plant Nursery’s last 2016 Spring Plant Sale.  A portion of the profits from this sale will go to benefit Sycamore Land Trust.  https://sycamorelandtrust.org/Events/eco-logic-plant-sale/ There is still a good selection of the majority of all our perennials, including Swamp, Butterfly, Common…

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  • Chapman Kelley Launches “Wildflower Works” Foundation

    This letter from artist Chapman Kelley was shared by the Council for Artists Rights. It will be of interest to those of you who visit Chicago. See also this interesting article about the “wildflower painting” that was savaged by the Chicago Parks Department, resulting in a lawsuit.  ========================================= December 14, 2015 Season’s greetings! I am…

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  • What’s Bioscaping?? Learn All About It at AC2015

    People are asking about the theme of our 2015 INPAWS Annual Conference–Bioscaping: Gardening for Life. What’s bioscaping? It’s planning your landscape to include a smorgasbord of native plants to nourish the creatures at the bottom of the food chain. With native habitat fast disappearing, essential food sources have gone missing. The majority of insect larvae…

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  • Invasives Workshop for Landowners, Dubois

    Mark your calendars for an upcoming Invasives Workshop for landowners on November 6 in Dubois. Learn to recognize invasive species and how to control them to reduce the harmful impacts on your property! See the flyer for details and registration information. We hope to see you there! Liz Jackson, Executive DirectorIndiana Forestry & Woodland Owners…

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  • Eco Logic Offers Native Stock for Fall Planting

    A big thank you to all of you that made it to our first plant sale! We want to be sure everyone knows that we plan to have several Saturday sale days next spring and fall. We will send notification of the dates in 2016. In the meantime, we have a good amount of stock…

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  • Register Now for Invasive Plant Symposium December 9-10

    The Midwest Invasive Plant Network (MIPN) hosting a two day symposium on invasive plants at the North Central Weed Science Society conference in Indianapolis on, Dec. 9-10 (at the downtown Hyatt regency). The symposium will focus on invasive plants in natural areas and will include a plenary session, as well as concurrent sessions on a…

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  • Free Milkweed Seed Offered for Restoration Projects

    Monarch Watch is offering free milkweed plugs for large-scale restoration projects in September 2015 and through spring and fall 2016. Information for applying for these free plugs can be found at: http://monarchwatch.org/bring-back-the-monarchs/milkweed/free-milkweeds-for-restoration-projects/  

  • INPAWS Small Grant Keeps Stockwell Beautiful

    From INPAWS Small Grants awardee Krista Ziller… I just wanted to share pictures with you showing the activities that have happened because of your generous donation. We had a great turnout of volunteers the eve we passed out our town flower–purple coneflower–to our 400 residents (of Stockwell, Indiana). The community was very happy to receive…

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