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A River Runs Through It…

A mid-winter warm up sent a major storm system through the area on February 11th. Over 3 inches of rain fell in just a few hours. The runofff created quite a few ‘rivers’ running through the grounds. The runoff follows the topography of the land and flows along side of […]

Fall into the Holidays

Fall has come and gone here at the Study. The colorful leaves have fallen and mowers have been put away for the winter. The ground is on its way to being frozen and the first snow storm is being predicted. The myrtle is still blooming and the hydrangea blooms have […]

Sharing

Saturday morning found Crawfordsville High School students helping to divide iris and hostas at the Study. Helen Hudson’s honor students have adopted the local Amtrak station and needed some plants to fill some spots in the gardens at the train station. Hostas, albomarginata and ‘Fragrant Blue’, and a deep purple […]

Summer Fun

Summer at the Study has been a wonderous treat for the nature lovers. The gardens are in full glory and the wildlife has found a bountiful feast. Lantana, verbena, butterfly bushes and coneflowers are visited by goldfinches, hummingbirds and numerous varieties of butterflies. The yellow swallowtail butterfly is the most […]

Spring Blooms

The grounds of the Study are filled with blooming wildflowers. Wild hyacinth, allium, iris, wood violets, prairie trillium are just some of the wonderful plants found on the Study grounds. Gardens are in the process of being planted. Cannas, elephant ears, caladiums, castor beans, lantana are some of the plants […]