Posts for tag: native plants

  • Gardening with Native Plants

    Fall Creek Gardens, located at 3001 Central Ave. in Indianapolis, will be hosting a presentation on Gardening with Native Plants on Saturday, July 12, 1:00-2:30.  Tom Hohman, past president of INPAWS, will be talking about why we should be using native plants more in our gardens.  To learn more about this event, go to the…

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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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  • AC2012 Is All About the Plants

    The Indiana Native Plant & Wildflower Society (INPAWS) announces its 19th annual conference providing the know-how to help Hoosiers appreciate, grow, and conserve Indiana’s rich heritage of native plants. Set for November 3, 2012, on the University of Indianapolis campus, the day-long conference will focus on two basics of botany: the identification of plants and their occurrence…

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  • New Committee to Offer Landscaping Support

    Recognizing the growing interest in landscaping with native plants, INPAWS is forming a new committee that will more intentionally respond to the gardening public’s needs. Among other tasks, the committee will be charged to: Evaluate the information available on the INPAWS website, in brochures, and from other organizations and agencies to see where INPAWS could…

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  • Tom Hohman to Speak on Gardening with Natives

    Tom Hohman, immediate past president of INPAWS, will speak on August 11 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. His aim: to teach us how—and why—to garden with plants native to our region. Tom will show slides and living examples of the varieties most popular in home gardens, and suggest substitutes for common landscaping plants that are…

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  • Plant Sale Promo Now on YouTube

    We’re grateful to Scott Meister who offered to produce this delightful video of the INPAWS Plant Sale & Auction pro bono. Thank you Scott! The video will enable us to introduce people to the Plant Sale for years to come.   Here’s the link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cmIc8xe_uA  If you need a video made for your business or…

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  • Volunteers Sought for Urban Flora Research

    Dr. Rebecca Dolan is looking for volunteers to assist in urban flora research project. She writes: “I am looking for volunteers to help me gather data on plant functional traits as part of an international research project investigating what sorts of wild plants are able to survive in cities.  “The work involves reference book and…

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  • Central Chapter Swaps Seeds

    Members of INPAWS Central Chapter brought seeds from their own native plants, but the harvest was dominated by the impressive quantities of seed culled from host Dan McCord’s suburban backyard.   Dan McCord is the intrepid native plant enthusiast who persuaded his cornfield-conversion subdivision to plant a prairie where they would have had to spend…

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  • Hike Morgan-Monroe State Forest October 15

    Join INPAWS for a day in the woods… Saturday, October 15, 2011 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Eastern Time Morgan-Monroe State Forest: Low Gap Trail, Sweedy Hollow Nature Preserve, Morgan County, Indiana Leaders: John Bacone, IDNR Division of Nature Preserves Trail Conditions: Somewhat rugged; approx. 3 miles long. What To See:  This portion of…

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