12th Annual Daisy Days April 29-30
Bloomington Restorations, Inc. invites you to the 2017 Twelfth Annual Daisy Days Plant Sale and Museum Open Day on Saturday, April 29, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, April 30, from 1-4 p.m. At 10 a.m. on Saturday, IU biologist Dr. Stephen Bell will lead a free birding walk through the farmstead grounds, a haven for numerous species throughout the year including resident bluebirds. Native perennials sourced from Spence Restoration Nursery, since 1998 Indiana’s premier native plant supplier, will be a primary emphasis of the plant sale. The plants will include those suitable for rain gardens, butterfly gardens and as primary pollinator food sources. Also available will be landscape flowers, spring-planted bulbs and miscellaneous trees and shrubs. Experts are on-hand during the sale to answer questions and guide selections, including members of Monroe County’s Identify and Reduce Invasive Species (MC-IRIS) and Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society (INPAWS.) The proceeds from the sale will benefit ongoing gardening efforts at the site. Volunteer-produced jellies will also be available for purchase, and members of Friday Musicale will provide music inside the 1892 main house which will also be open to visitors. The Farmstead is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is owned and maintained by Bloomington Restorations, Inc. It is free and open to the public and is located at 2920 E. Tenth Street in Bloomington. For more information call BRI at (812) 336-0909.