State Garden Club asking Hoosiers to participate in bicentennial floral project

The Garden Club of Indiana is asking Hoosiers to participate in its state-endorsed bicentennial project — Blue and Gold Floral Tribute to Indiana’s Flag.

Any size planting — large or small, in ground or in containers — can be designed to show Hoosier pride, according to a news release from the club.

“Garden club members are eagerly promoting the planting of blue and gold flowers statewide,” President Jodi Meyer of Princeton said.

The 1,600 members of the 55 garden clubs across the state plan to use the flag’s colors in their many civic projects, including plantings at municipal buildings and parks and at their own homes.

Jackson County is home to two clubs, All Seasons Garden Club and All Thumbs Garden Club.

The state club is urging Hoosiers when planning the gardens to consider planting pansies in blue and gold for spring, followed by annuals after danger of frost. 

The club is a nonprofit educational organization formed in 1930 to promote interest in gardening, landscape improvements and horticulture; to aid in the protection and conservation of natural resources; and to educate in horticulture, conservation and landscape design through scholarships.