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ABCs of Heritage Lake - Featuring "G" Garden Club

By Michelle Reed

Photo credit to Lynn Forsgren and Anita Johnson


Heritage Lake Garden Club

If you have ever driven around Heritage Lake, I am sure you have noticed many beautiful flower gardens. Today I want to share about the helping hands that put in the hard work and effort to enhance our community’s natural beauty. So, for G, I wanted to highlight Heritage Lake’s GARDEN CLUB. The club’s motto is growing good things in the neighborhood. The members of the garden club are the ones who have created and maintained those wonderful flower gardens at the clubhouse, marina, and community entrance signs.



If you enjoy gardening, this might be the club for you! Everyone is welcome to join and become a part of this club. They meet at 9:30am on the 2nd Thursday of the month in the Clubhouse. Each meeting has a business, educational and social component. The members are always learning and sharing with one another and have become friends outside of the club. The club ends its year with a fundraiser in November and a holiday lunch-party in December. The club is on hiatus January and February and begins its new year in March. Please reach out to t


he club’s president, Anita Johnson, at 317-370-3472 or by email at heritagelakegardenclub@gmail.com- if you are wanting more information.


Did you know that at Lincoln Park, there is a Pollinator Garden that the Garden Club and Kurt Steuer help to maintain. Make sure you check it out, it is labeled with a cute sign and will be ablaze in blooms in early July. In the gardens, they look for native species that are attractive to the butterflies, bees and caterpillars. Plus, they also look for drought tolerant plants. They would love to have volunteers who could help maintain and weed the Pollinator Garden.




Speaking of weeding, did you know there is an app for that? If you are like me, you may not recognize all your perennial plants, as they start to grow. I am not always sure, if it is a flower or a weed. Check out the app: PlantSnap. This app will help you identify the plants, so you know what is a weed and should pull. Plus, it may even help you avoid poison ivy.


Thank you to all the members of the Heritage Lake Garden Club for spending your time and energy to develop these beautiful gardens that we all get to enjoy. If you have a green thumb or an interest in gardening, I encourage you to become part of the Garden Club!


FUN FACT: Each member is given a blue box to maintain. Some boxes are even decorated in a monthly holiday theme. Please check out these adorable decorated boxes.



Photo credit to Mary Nice!

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