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!
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!
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
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.
A great resource we have here in Northeast Indiana is the Purdue Extension office. Below are a few tips from Rosie Lerner’s article Gardeners-Start Your Sprinklers, click to read the full article.
“Most gardeners are accustomed to watering flower beds and vegetable gardens. These plants require approximately 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week to maintain healthy flowers, foliage, roots, and fruits. Watering is most critical at pollination and fruit set time for most vegetable crops. Use a mulch where possible to conserve what moisture there is.
“The best way to apply the water is by thoroughly soaking the soil with water in one application. This deep watering will encourage deeper root growth which in turn will be better able to withstand the drought. Frequent shallow watering encourages shallow roots which are more likely to succumb to heat and drying of the top soil. Sandy soil and containerized plants will need more frequent irrigation.
“Watering of landscape and fruit plants should be aimed at where the roots naturally occur. While these woody plants do have some roots that grow very deep, most of the feeder roots that are responsible for water uptake occur in the top 18 inches of top soil. Most of these feeder roots are concentrated below the dripline of the plant and beyond, not up close to the trunk. Allow water to thoroughly soak the target area.
“The ideal time to water is during the early morning hours, ending by 8:00AM. This makes maximum use of water while allowing foliage to dry,” which helps prevent susceptibility to disease.
These are all good tips and information to take in and keep in mind while you’re tending your plants throughout the growing season.