Friday, May 30, 2008

Oldfields and the IMA

May 24: Late spring lingered in Indianapolis for this visit to the gardens of J. K. Lilly, Jr.'s 26-acre Oldfields and the grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The Oldfields' mansion seen from the allee designed by Percival Gallagher of Olmsted Brothers and the ravine garden:

The formal garden:

The greenhouse and shop:

Go here to see inside Oldfields.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Lifetime Member

David Healy at Indianapolis nursery with lifetime member Betty Anton. These geraniums were huge!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

In an Octopus' Garden

Our new president Vira near Bonaire:
and her husband Bill:

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Garden Walk 2008

After a week of heavy rain, we had a beautiful evening for this years garden walk, almost a hike really, in the neighborhood bounded by Independence, 13th, Pennsylvania and 8th. Sandy led the way from our rendezvous at 10th & South Carolina:

The garden club tile on the "YuMe" Tree across from Watkins School:

It's a good year for roses:

Alex discusses his condo sidewalk gardens on 13th:

Bill photographs a tuxedo cat:
We walked through Wendy's house and into her garden:

And then across the alley and into Kitty Kaup's garden:

Then to the "Corner Store":

Then we went up to the Carrolls' rooftop deck:

We then repaired to the Shelars' for refreshments:

District I Director Ann Gardenhour with Assistant Director David Healy: