Milkweed Plant Giveaway During Hartman Arboretum Open House
Evansville — Spring has arrived early at Hartman Arboretum, and everyone is invited to attend a free Open House on Saturday, April 29 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. CT to see the many plants in bloom. Milkweed plants will be given away while supplies last. Milkweed is an important nectar plant for many pollinators and the host plant for Monarch butterflies.
Tours of the Arboretum will be conducted by members of Southwestern Indiana Master Gardener Association (SWIMGA). Professional arborist Shawn Dickerson will demonstrate the proper techniques of tree planting, compliments of Keep Evansville Beautiful and Vectren.
Hartman Arboretum is located northwest of Evansville at 5939 Spirit Trail. It is one half mile north of State Road 66 (Diamond Ave) at Hwy. 65 (Cynthiana Road) near the German Township Booster Club. Follow the gravel road back to the Arboretum.
SWIMGA TRANSPLANT DAYS
Over 8,000 perennials were transplanted on March 10 & 11 by master gardeners in preparation for SWIMGA’s Plant Sale on May 6. Interns worked alongside experienced master gardeners to complete this monumental task, increasing their plant knowledge and gaining new friends along the way. Another team of SWIMGA members transported the trays of plants to 12 greenhouses to be cared for by master gardeners until the first week of May.