Category: Landscaping

  • IMA Horticulture Symposium February 21

    The Living Landscape, with Doug Tallamy, Kevin Tungesvick, Jim McCormac, and Irvin Etienne Saturday, February 21, 2015 | 8 am – 4:30 pmThe Toby (auditorium), Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 North Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208Fees: $95 IMA Members | $90 HortSoc Members | $100 Public | $75 Students (lunch included)Organized by the IMA’s Division…

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  • Bid on 10 Hours of Invasives Control

    Please see flyer announcing a generous partnership between Eco Logic, LLC and Southern Indiana Cooperative Invasives Management (SICIM). SICIM is soliciting bids for one day of control work (up to 10 hours including travel) provided by Eco Logic in exchange for a donation to SICIM. The highest bid wins and supports SICIM’s mission. Your donation…

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  • Work Days at Bill Brink Memorial Garden

    The Bill Brink Memorial Garden, to which INPAWS contributed some of the funding, will become a reality this Fall by the Monon Trail in the Broad Ripple community of Indianapolis. Volunteers are needed to help plant on these days:  Saturday, September 20, 9:00 am–noon—Perennial planting Saturday, November 15, 9:00 am–noon—Tree/shrub planting Garden organizers have partnered with…

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  • Ohio Valley Garden Conference October 18

    We’re sharing this information at the request of an INPAWS member from the Southwest Chapter. Keynote Speaker Kerry Ann Mendez of “Perennially Yours” is dedicated to teaching the art of low-maintenance perennial gardening and landscaping. Kerry has published the bestselling book The Ultimate Flower Gardener’s Top Ten Lists (2010) and Top Ten Lists for Beautiful…

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  • Doug Tallamy at Indianapolis Central Library August 18

    GOING NATIVE WITH KIB: How Living Landscapes Support Human Health and Thriving Communities Join Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Inc. for conversations with Dr. Douglas Tallamy, University of Delaware, and Dr. Andrea Faber Taylor, University of Illinois-Champagne, Urbana. These leading researchers will present about the importance of planting natives in urbanized areas for the well-being of living…

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  • Join us at SNAYL Day in Bloomington June 7!

    The Monroe County – Identify and Reduce Invasive Species (MC-IRIS) group, a partner of INPAWS is hosting a fun and informative day next Saturday, June 7 that will teach you how to manage your land and make it as healthy and diverse as possible.  We’ll have lots of talks, hikes and demonstrations on how to identify…

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  • Indianapolis Area Nurseries Offer Native Plants

    Following up on a successful pilot program in the Bloomington area, INPAWS Central Chapter is initiating the Go Green, Grow Native program in the Indianapolis area.  The program helps consumers locate native plants at local retail nurseries by providing promotional materials to the nurseries who sign up for the program.  The promotional materials prominently display the Go…

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  • Small Meadows: Practical and Beautiful

    By David Savage (reprinted from Winter 2014 issue of INPAWS Journal, Vol 20. No. 4) Early settlers of the lower Midwest wrote glowingly of beautiful, flowering meadows and of prairies filled with a blaze of color. There is a yearning today to try to recreate these visions on a smaller scale. The words prairie and…

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  • Native or Invasive Clematis? Check the leaves!

    The native virgin’s bower, Clematis virginiana, is in full bloom in Indiana from August to September, looking like a blanket of white flowers spread over other vegetation. After blooming, numerous pistils with feathery styles give the fruit a fluffy appearance. It’s a fairly common species throughout the state in open areas and forest edges.  However,…

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  • Alternatives to Non-native Butterfly Bush

    Butterfly bush is pretty in the garden, but natives do a better job of feeding our wildlife. This article eloquently states the rationale and presents nice talking points you could share with gardening friends. 6 Plants That Beat Butterfly Bush for the Wildlife Draw Kitchen designs, bathroom designs, and more ∨ Use the help of…

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