Looking to Landscape? Think Perennials.

If you’re planning to update your landscaping or add some new flower beds in your yard, consider perennials. These flowers provide beauty year after year, and can even be divided in the Spring to plant around other areas of your landscaping.

7379255wHere are some hardy perennials that do well in Indiana:

Coneflower. These beautiful, and recognizable, commonly pink-purple or white flowers range in height from sixteen inches to four feet, depending on the variety and bloom all summer.

Black-eyed Susan. The bright-gold flowers generally bloom in August and do well in full sun. The spiky seed heads offer bird food during winter. The flowers can reach three feet tall and two feet wide.

Allium. This plant is easy to grow from hardy bulbs. Purple allium, has a unique pom-pom shape and leafless stem, brings height to beds of low-growing plants. Lavender Globe Lily and Turkestan Onion varieties thrive in partial shade, making them a natural partner for the hosta.

Hosta. Speaking of hostas, this shade-loving plant is super hardy, grows abundantly year after year, and provides a great option for areas under trees or where sunlight is at a minimum.

Hydrangeas. Hydrangeas are especially recommended for the Midwest because of their tolerance to cold. They can become large in size, from six to eight feet tall and wide, often appear in hedges, borders or as a focal point in a a garden. They can range in colors from blues and purples to white and pink depending upon the soil in which they are planted.

Russian Sage. These extremely low-maintenance plants range in shades of gray and amethyst,bloom in late summer or early autumn, rising three to five feet tall. It’s an excellent companion to plants such as roses, ornamental grasses or tall sedums. Be sure that the area with sage has good drainage.

Aster. Aster grows well in dry, clay or rocky soil and blooms with flowers in the fall. The aster also is a strong companion plant to little bluestem grass and goldenrod. Pinch in early summer to prevent flopping.

Sedum. This easy-to-grow plant is stingy with water and rich in texture and shape. By midsummer, sedum produces green broccoli-like buds, which open into large pink flower heads that deepen to rusty red by fall.

Another fun part of perennials is sharing them with friends! Talk to your neighbors and see if you can swap perennial cuttings to add even more color and diversity to your landscaping to amp your curb appeal. Many perennials also can be cut and displayed in vases indoors.

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Nickel Plate District Summer Fun Announced!

Are you ready for a fun summer of free Tuesday night concerts and Friday Night AMP After Dark movies at the Nickel Plate District?

Well, the Summer Concert Series dates and artists have been announced; providing a diverse mix of music for fans of all ages.

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Tuesday Night Concerts, sponsored by IU Health Saxony Hospital, begin June 2nd and the lineup announcement includes the return of the popular AMP After Dark shows on Fridays as well. The Tuesday Night Concerts start at 7 p.m., and the Friday Amp After Dark shows, sponsored by Century 21 Sheetz, begin at 9 p.m.

Highlights from the concert schedule include:
• June 5 – The Amp After Dark opening night featuring the Woomblies Rock Orchesta
• July 10 – Local favorite, Jennie DeVoe
• July 17 – Country music recording artist David Fanning
• July 23 – The WJJK Flashback Friday Concert featuring Eddie Money
• August 21 – Carrie Newcomer with special guest Gary Walters

Connect with the Nickel Plate Ampitheatre on Facebook, or download the new Nickel Plate District App to keep up to date on all of the events and goings on at the Nickel Plate District!

My Mobile App. Download It Now.

We all know how much we rely upon our phones to navigate us to new locations, check our email and post a picture on social media. But did you know it’s just as easy to have instant listing information literally at your fingertips?

It’s easy. Just download the Keller Williams mobile app to your smart phone and enter my agent code KW2GG868Q8 to get your home search started.

smart phoneThis app allows you to look for new homes and listings from the palm of your hand. You’ll find all of the details on my listings, those around town, open houses and more. You can even modify your search by neighborhood, location, price point, number of bedrooms, square feet and more!

It’s even easy to connect with me from within the mobile app. It could not be easier!

Download the Keller Williams app today to get started on your home search. And contact me so I can help you with your new home search when you’re narrowing down the listing search!

Fishers Farmers Market Returns May 2nd!

A sure sign of Spring…our Fishers Farmers Market, a community-focused initiative making our downtown thrive with shopping local, will be back next weekend!

farmers marketSo, mark your calendars for Saturday, May 2nd from 8a to noon! The market takes place at the Nickel Plate District and is open rain or shine…with several high-quality vendors offering fresh produce, plants, bakery items, honey, specialty foods, and more.

So, plan to catch up with friends downtown Fishers while enjoying the local entertainment and shopping at this fun destination.

Geist Luxury Living. Hire A Pro.

If you’re in the market to buy or sell a Geist luxury or waterfront home, let’s talk.

The Spring home buying and selling season is upon us. And, if you’re thinking of moving or starting construction on a new home within the next few months in the Geist area, I’m the Realtor you need.

I am not only a Geist Realtor, but also a resident here, where I know the people who live in this community, the homes that are on the market, the lots that are just perfect for your custom home build and the homes that are about to come available for sale.

DSC_4716A little about me and my expertise in the real estate industry:

-Veteran Keller Williams agent
-Geist resident, with home sales focus in Geist and surrounding area
-Top Keller Williams Solo Agent three years running
-Top Resident Cambridge Sales Agent two years running
-Top Resident Waterfront Sales Agent two years running

So please contact me if you’re looking to buy, sell or build a home in the Geist area. I look forward to working with you!

Arbor Day Celebration…Let’s Flock NPD!

In celebration of Arbor Day, Fishers residents are invited to the Nickel Plate District to recognize the importance of trees in our city. It is the seventh consecutive year for us to be a Tree City USA member. A fun event taking place this year is to decorate a flamingo which will be on display before movie night, featuring Gnomeo and Juliet, at the Nickel Plate District showing on Friday, Apr. 24th.

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Want to join the fun and decorate a flamingo? Register and pick up your flamingo (for $3) at the Fishers Parks & Recreation Department (at Billericay Park) before Thursday, April 23rd. All decorated flamingos are due back to the Fishers Parks & Recreation office by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 24. Flamingos will be on display around the Nickel Plate Amphitheater on Friday, April 24. Residents will vote on their favorite flamingos from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. prior to the viewing of Gnomeo and Juliet.

And, there’s a prize for the winning flamingo! The winner will receive one free year of lawn care from Lawn Pride.

Have fun with one way to celebrate Arbor Day!

Keep Fishers Beautiful & Spring Recycling Day! Mark Your Calendars!

Keep Fishers Beautiful is a mission of our city to offer ways to get the community involved; making Fishers a better place to live. Spring is a wonderful time to clean up the debris from winter and beautify our community.

On Saturday, April 18th from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., Fishers residents, volunteers, businesses and organizations are invited to roll up their sleeves and make a difference in keeping Fishers beautiful!

imagesHere are some clean-up opportunities to take part in:

Spring Service Day at Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve: Come to the woods to help clean up the park and prepare it for a spring and summer of activities.

Fishers Parks: Clean up around local City of Fishers parks; make an effort to make your local parks beautiful.

Neighborhood Clean Up: Coordinate a community clean up in your own neighborhood! Work on landscaping projects and add curb appeal to your neighborhood’s homes.

Fishers Recycling Day at Mudsock Fields: From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., bring items you can’t put in your normal trash bins to the parking lot at the Mudsock Fields parking lot. (Items such as: old paint, oil, antifreeze, flammable liquids, lawn fertilizer, old mowers, bikes, grills, and oversized items).

Keep Fishers beautiful! It starts with you!