The best way to control flower diseases is to prevent them, and one of the best ways to avoid serious disease problems is to select disease-resistant plants. In addition, consider management techniques that help prevent disease.
Purdue Extension offers Backyard Fruit Production, a Webinar series that offers opportunities to gardeners to learn about fruit production practices. Register by March 5 for the series that begins March 12.
If you are NEW to gardening, try the City Gardener Program. It is a series of evening classes for new or inexperienced urban gardeners. Come to one session or the whole series.
This webinar series offers current and aspiring vegetable gardeners the opportunity to learn from experts about ways to increase the success and satisfaction of quality vegetable production in their gardens.
Here are indispensable web pages for Marion County Master Gardeners as they navigate through our Purdue Extension-Marion County website.
This Purdue Extension-Marion County page gathers resources that will be useful to people in Indianapolis and others in central Indiana on the identification and management of invasive plants and other species.
Want to learn more about a variety of yard and garden topics? Attend our monthly horticulture lunch & learn seminars in Discovery Hall on the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
During the first half of the August 23 lunch & learn, you can learn about some of our favorite All-America Selections (AAS) flower and vegetable winners in the 2019 Purdue Extension-Marion County Demonstration Garden. Ideas from the AAS 2019 Design Challenge Theme "Re-Use, Recycle, Re-Imagine" will also be presented. During the second half of the lunch hour, there will be an optional tour of the demonstration garden (weather permitting).
The local Master Gardener associations promote good gardening practices in cooperation with Purdue Extension-Marion County. There are two Master Gardener associations in Marion County. The Marion County Master Gardener Association (MCMGA) meets during the day and the Garfield Park Master Gardener Association (GPMGA) meets during the evening.
Basic certification requirements are explained for the Master Gardener Program in Marion County.
Here are resources for students taking the Marion County Master Gardener class.
Congratulations to the 54 Marion County Master Gardeners who received Master Gardener Growth Awards for their efforts in 2017!
The Master Gardener program is designed to help educate the public about gardening through the use of trained, certified volunteers. The program helps participants to grow by providing them with training in horticulture principles. They, in turn, agree to share their knowledge and help others grow.
The next Purdue Extension Master Gardener classes in Marion County begin in September of 2019.
Looking for Master Gardener web pages? You can find them here.
This year All-America Selections challenged the AAS Display Gardens across the U.S. and parts of Canada to create a design based on the theme "Foodscaping-Interspersing Edibles in the Ornamental Garden." The First Place Winner in Category II for 2017 is the Purdue Extension-Marion County Demonstration Garden in Indianapolis, located on the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
Purdue Extension-Marion County Master Gardeners work with staff to design, plant and maintain this garden. It demonstrates how to grow food and ornamental plants. Gardeners can see and learn about plants adapted to Indiana and how to care for them. They can see the latest All-America Selections award-winning flower & vegetable varieties as well as vegetable gardening techniques.
Urban Grower Workshops around Indy: Join us in the field this season!
This site provides links and information on all the resources listed in the Purdue Master Gardener Manual.
This document covers the policies governing the Purdue Master Gardener program in Indiana.
Master Gardeners need to report their volunteer and training hours for certification. Marion County Master Gardeners volunteered 22,392.5 hours educating others and impacting communities during 2015.
The Purdue Extension-Marion County Spring Garden Clinic is an annual event for gardeners in the Indianapolis area. It is usually held on a Saturday in late winter or early spring. This year it was March 30, 2019.
Are you interested in growing vegetables? Do you want to help others grow their own food? If so, register for the Purdue Extension-Marion County Vegetable Garden Guide program.
Do you have a plant or pest problem? Contact the Master Gardener AnswerLine for answers to lawn & garden questions in central Indiana. Call (317) 275-9292 or e-mail email@example.com.
Are you looking for a speaker on a yard or garden topic for your organization or group? Contact Purdue Extension-Marion County.