Natives and Invasives

Despite the recent damp and chilly weather, Spring is here in central Indiana!  I love going out into my yard in early Spring and seeing the Bloodroot finally bloom, signaling the flush of Spring ephemeral flowers soon to follow.  Though I live in a very urban area minutes from downtown, the  shady northwest corner of our yard is full of native species common to Indiana woodlands including Jacob’s Ladder, Wild Geranium, Crested Iris, Columbine and Solomon’s Seal. I also compost coffee grounds/brown paper filters, veggie scraps and egg shells all winter which I turn monthly during the winter than [...]

Natives and Invasives2019-05-29T10:17:47-04:00

Eagle Creek Demo Garden Tour – May 22, 2019

Join Kevin Allison of Marion County SWCD in a small group tour of the 25' x 75' SWCD soil health and vegetable demonstration garden at Eagle Creek Community Gardens (Mayor's Garden). Our time in the garden will focus on: Assessing and improving soil health Vegetable production in a soil health system Spring cover crop management Mulching techniques Bed prep and walkway management Native plantings for beneficial insects and pollinators Tour options include: Wednesday, May 22 at 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The address is: West 56th Street and Reed Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254 [...]

Eagle Creek Demo Garden Tour – May 22, 20192019-05-20T10:51:51-04:00