In The News

Judith’s in the Journal Gazette

This past Sunday’s edition of the Journal Gazette featured an article in the Living section discussing the benefits local gardeners have discovered planting native plants in their gardens. The writer of the article, Terry Richardson, interviewed Judith and photographed her home garden to share with the city. There is much excitement in the increased interest that native plants are receiving these days. We at J. Lynne Associates are happy to see these plants getting the attention they need for the benefit of our local ecosystem!

Here is a clip out of the article for you to read. Enjoy!

Around the Community, Potted Planters

Sun/Shade Plant List

Hello! If you are here because you received an email from us with a link to download this plant list then welcome! If you stumbled across this by accident then you are welcome also! Here is a PDF of the plant list Judith shared in her recent presentation at the Peabody Library with INPS that you may download or print for your personal use. Reach out to us if you have any plant questions or if you would like to bring in JLA to create a container garden for you!

Before and After, Our Work

Before and After Photo Gallery of the 2019 Season

As spring begins we are looking forward to the 2020 season and looking back on projects completed in 2019. Featured here are several sets of before and after photos from that season giving examples of our work at J. Lynne Associates. Contact us now to start planning your outdoor transformation in 2020!

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Judith to Present at Sophia’s Portico

The city of Fort Wayne has an abundance of groups that support the community in a variety of ways and one of our favorites at JLA is Sophia’s Portico. ” Sophia’s Portico, Inc., established in 1992, is an art and spirituality center focusing on the development of the feminine through education, the arts and earth-based spirituality.” (From their website, you can find here) The art markets that Sophia’s put together are a favorite of JLA employees each year.

This spring on Tuesday, April 16 J. Lynne Associates founder and owner Judith Nastally will give a presentation on the importance and traditional uses of the plants native to Northeast Indiana. She will touch on how these plants can be used to create beautiful landscapes in your home gardens as well as the ways in which Native Americans would use these plants for a myriad of benefits.

Her presentation will be given at Sophia’s Portico located at 2330 Beacon Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46805 from 7:00pm-9:00pm. Admission cost is $15. Come join and support a community of forward thinking gardeners and planters in this beautiful space for an evening full of knowledge and learning!

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Seeing Beauty in Native Plants – A feature in Senior Life

I love being a steward of nature and consider it my life’s work, … Creating beauty and providing food plus habitat for native insects and birds is wonderful.”

Judith Nastally, Senior Life, April 2017

The April 2017 issue of the Senior Life Newspaper featured an article about Judith covering her start into gardening, her experience in the landscaping industry and some more points on getting to know what she’s all about. Here’s an excerpt from that article!

Being a vital part of the outdoors is what gets Judith Nastally’s pulse racing, especially in the warmer months of the year…

Nastally, who has her own gardening and landscaping business, J. Lynne Associates, is a Carroll High School graduate and possesses an associate degree of science in design from Indiana-Purdue University at Fort Wayne. “

Senior Life, April 2017

Check out the link below to find the April 2017 edition of Senior Life and read the full article about Judith and her work with J. Lynne Associates!

Click Here to read the full article.

My 10 years in the retail nursery business alongside my co-workers also provided me with valuable insight. Also, container gardening with native perennials is new, and we are happy to be leading the trend.”


Senior Life, April 2017
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‘Native Friendly Trees, Shrubs & Perennials’ Presentation at Sophia’s Portico

This month Judith will be giving a presentation at Fort Wayne’s Sophia’s Portico on the use of native plants in gardens. This program will briefly touch on the origin of ideas about gardens which come mainly from Europe. You will learn how to help our environment with native plants and will be enticed to plant these wonderfully effective, functional members of our region. Come discover the interactions between plants and insects which hold keys to supporting our pollinators. Fall is a great time to learn how to be apart of this environmentally friendly growing trend.

The presentation costs $15 to attend and will be held on October 17 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.