Perennial Plant Swaps
Fall Swap Monday, September 12, 2016
Meet at Deep River County Park Wood’s Mill parking lot behind the Visitor Center at 10 a.m.
Spring and fall are great times to increase or change plant varieties in your garden. One simple and free way to do that is to swap perennials. So pot your perennials, identify them and bring them to the plant swap to exchange for others. Bring empty containers, too, for plants that may be divided and exchanged. Don’t be late as plants go fast!
Save the date! 2017 Plant Swaps
Spring Swap: Monday, April 10, 2017
Fall Swap: Monday, September 11, 2017
Native American Gardening
Buckley Homestead Saturday, Aug 13
Noon – 4 p.m.
The Three Sisters (corn, beans and squash) are interplanted to all work together in Native American gardens. The corn stalk serves as a pole for the beans; the beans help add nitrogen to the soil that the corn needs to grow; and the squash provides a ground cover of shade that helps the soil retain moisture. Seasoned Native American heirloom gardener, Cindy Deardorff, will be on hand to share her knowledge of many historic varieties of Native American plants. She specializes in growing and processing these plants in traditional ways. Follow the trail behind the pioneer farm to the Indian Camp to the Indian garden area.
For reservations and more information about the Lake County Parks Call 219-769-PARK
Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm Central Time (Chicago Time)
Lake County Parks and Recreation Department Corporate Office
8411 East Lincoln Highway, Crown Point, Indiana 46307
Just west of Deep River WaterparK 4.5 miles east of I-65 on Route 30