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Northern Indiana Rotary District 6540 and Elkhart Noon Rotary Club Sponsor Shoreline Restoration Project at Wellfield Botanic Gardens

September 27, 2016

Over one half of Wellfield Botanic Gardens’ 36 acres are comprised of surface water including a navigable stream, Christiana Creek that runs directly through the property. 441 more words

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Kindergarteners in the Garden

This past Friday morning I had the opportunity to take a class of Kindergarteners into the Native Plants and Pollinator Garden. I was a little nervous about the noise level of 17 five-year-olds, but they did very well! 412 more words

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Happy First Day of Autumn

Look for Seaside Goldenrod blooming across marsh and meadow–it also makes a wonderful addition to the garden, and is one of the top ten plants for migrating Monarchs.

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TREE: Nyssa sylvatica (Black Gum)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Found in a variety of sites from creek bottoms to upland slopes in eastern North America, Black Gum is noted for its beautiful yellow to orange to scarlet fall foliage.  30 more words


Of Monarchs, Marathons & Migration

Last week I wrote a Blog for National Wildlife Federation on the monarch butterfly migration. I knew a bit about nature’s marvel, but as I read more, my excitement grew.   978 more words


water water fun with water

I love this garden.  Last I checked, the building was still for sale.

(I think I have upgraded my phone six times since this video….  Please forgive the limitations of 2012 smartphones!)