It’s time to garden in Hendricks County!

Posted by on May 29, 2012 in Blog, Business stories, Community & Relationships, Stories | 0 comments

May is a magical time here in central Indiana and I don’t mean just for racers and race fans!

May is the time when gardeners can finally dig into the dirt, select new plants and put the two together to create some magic in yards around the county.

Pittsboro resident Audra Alexander shows off the Fair Garden she created.

Whether you love to grow flowers, trees, vegetables or herbs, three of the best garden stops in Hendricks County are right off State Road 267:

  1. Avon Gardens (6259 E. County Road 91 North, Avon),
  2. Frazee Gardens (3480 N. State Road 267, Brownsburg) and
  3. Country Harmony Garden Center (809 N. Green St., Brownsburg).

Long time Hendricks County gardeners know of them. New gardeners will delight in the offerings as well as the help and education you can get at any one of them.

Mary Alice Topi adds the finishing touches to her fairy garden at Frazee Gardens.

On Saturday, May 6, I stopped by Frazee Gardens just in time to see the Fairy Garden workshop. Brownsburg resident Regina Topi was there with her three daughters, Liza (16), Sophia (14) and Mary Alice (9). “Last year we missed the terrarium workshops and I was disappointed,” said Regina. “So I knew we wanted to do this one.” They were all smiles as they added finishing touches to the small compact gardens.

The Fairy Garden class is a favorite repeated from last year and gets artistic juices flowing in the creation of a living work of beauty. Phyllis Baker from Avon said her garden was the first one she’d made, but she was now addicted and would be making more.

The happy group of fairy garden designers at Frazee Gardens included (from left, in back) Liza and mother Regina Topi and (from left, in front) Mary Alice and Sophia Topi and Phyllis Baker.

Another daughter/mother team was Carla Alexander and her daughter, Audra (10) from Pittsboro. Audra was all smiles, too as she showed off her garden. “It was fun and relaxing,” Audra said. “You forget about everything.”

“This generation likes these little compact gardens,” Lisa Frazee said. “Moms come with their daughters, grandparents bring grandchildren. We have a great turn-out.”

Frazee Gardens is offering two sessions of a Bonzai Gardening workshop in June. The workshops are on June 5 from 6 – 7 p.m. or on June 9 from 3 – 4 p.m. Cost is $30. Go to www.frazeegardens.net for more information.

In the meantime, stop in at one of the Hendricks County garden spots. Take a stroll, imagine and delight in what you can bring home. It’s time to make some magic in your yard!

-Elaine

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