Schneider Nursery, Inc. Continues Its Work on the Educational Pathway in Brownstown
Are you a nature lover who enjoys strolling through a grove of flowering crabapple trees? Do you need new landscape ideas or to gather Oak, Maple or Willow leaves for the infamous leaf collection project for school? If so, the new Educational Pathway in Brownstown will be the destination for you. Schneider Nursery is working with the Brownstown Exchange club, the Brownstown Chamber of Commerce, and the Jackson County commissioners to landscape an educational walking trail. Margie Strange, with Schneider Nursery, is excited about continuing to develop this walking trail for all to enjoy. Several trees have already been planted on the pathway and residents of Jackson County are taking advantage of this area to run, walk, or simply enjoy the beauty.
The public and private sector can purchase a tree from Schneider Nursery to be planted along the pathway. Schneider Nursery will then coordinate delivery and planting of the tree along the pathway. Planting of the trees will take place in December, 2013 and again in March of 2014. The Brownstown Exchange club will then provide a plaque to be placed at the base of the tree that will identify the type of tree. The plaque can also serve as a memorial to a loved one. Cost of the tree and all planting materials will be $300. Many varieties are available. For a complete list of trees available follow the link below. You must have Adobe Reader. Click on the image to download Adobe Reader for free.
To participate in this community event contact:
Schneider Nursery at 800-264-4068 or
812-522-4068 or email Marge Strange at Margie@schneidernursery.com
EDUCATIONL PATHWAY GROWING
Many variety of trees have already been planted on the walking trail in Brownstown thanks to the concerted efforts of the Brownstown Exchange Club who maintained trees on the walkway this past summer. Trees that have been planted are American Beech, Frontier Elm, October Glory, Red Sunset, Crimson King, and Weeping Willow.
Thank you to all that are making this walkway possible and a destination for running, a quiet stroll or just viewing the beautiful tress.
Indiana Green Expo 2014
Earlier in January, the Schneider Nursery staff attended the Indiana Green Expo in Indianapolis. This two day conference allowed us to essentially go back to school for two days and learn all of the new trends, plants, and essential information for the new year. We had a lot of fun, and while some us were just refreshing our knowledge and picking up a few new pieces of information, others of us were taking in all the information like big gasps of air.
The two days we spent in Indianapolis were spent mostly in seminars, where we took notes, asked questions, and listened to experts speak on all kinds of subjects including hard and soft landscape design, new plant varieties for 2014, popular colors for spring, and how to identify certain diseases in plants and trees.
Purdue University played an important role, providing us with instructors who spoke specifically on disease identification and control. The Purdue Plant and Pest Diagnostic Lab allows nurserymen and women to send in samples of plants and trees to determine specific diseases, and the new apps created by Purdue (Annual Doctor, Tree Doctor, and Perennial MD) allow people to send in plant information and receive answers even more quickly. With its agricultural emphasis, Purdue University has created a number of informational websites geared toward education, consumer horticulture, disease control, and wildlife conflicts, making them an extremely important aspect of the agricultural society here in Indiana and around the country.
During time between seminars, we wandered through the Trade Show, which showcased vendors and companies that are offering new plants, new hardscape materials, and new ways of doing things. We oohed and ahed at new pavers, outdoor fireplaces, and living walls. Many people watched the three teams in the landscape competition design different outdoor areas from the same amount of building and plant materials. All three turned out beautifully, and the materials were later auctioned off as part of a scholarship program.
As gardeners ourselves, we were excited to see the new plants for 2014, and with new colors and varieties available (many of which are more disease resistant than ever before), we spent a good portion of our time trying to decide which ones we wanted for ourselves. We learned about keeping a variety of plants in our landscape designs, and that instead of picking plants that may look like the perfect ones for our yards at the moment, we should do our research and take into consideration what the plants will look like in five to ten years (much like cute little puppies that turn into huge dogs that slobbers all over your floors). Of course plants don’t slobber, but an overgrown landscape is even less visually pleasing than a sparse one.
The Indiana Green Expo was a great learning experience for all of us, and we’re excited to use our new knowledge in the new year. Check our website regularly for more information on gardening, trees, and special events here at Schneider Nursery. See you in the spring!
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