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Featured Plant: Dwarf Fothergilla

One of the newest plants on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Fothergilla Mt. Airy is a dwarf shrub growing to a size of 3’-5’. Native to the Southeastern US it’s honey-scented flowers are blooming right now. When those fade the leaves will be dark green on top with the underside a shade of blue, all this […]

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Featured Plant: Yellow Census Tulips

Common Name: Yellow Census Tulips Scientific-ish name: Tulipa censusica ‘Count Me Indy’ Location: Washington Corridor in front of Indiana State House Tulips! Lots and lots of yellow tulips. Organized by the City of Indianapolis The Cultural Trail along with Indy Parks, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, and Downtown Indy have each planted 1000 yellow tulips bulbs around […]

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Featured Plant: Pink Pavement Rose

Common name: Pink Pavement Rose Scientific name: Rosa x ‘Pink Pavement’ This shrub rose is different from the bouquet roses being delivered this week but still fragrant. Shrub roses are sometimes called landscape roses and are what is planted most often in various landscapes including ours. They are bred to be low maintenance and have […]

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Cultural Trail to Expand

The Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick will undergo its first major expansion in its almost ten-year history, adding new stretches to the internationally recognized linear park and urban bike and pedestrian path along South Street and Indiana Avenue. The Cultural Trail also announced that Lilly Endowment Inc. has made a […]

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Pacers Bikeshare Annual Pass Benefits and Price Changes

  Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc., the non-profit organization that operates the City of Indianapolis’ community bike share program,  Pacers Bikeshare, announced today the Pacers Bikeshare program will change the annual pass program beginning February 1, 2020 to include unlimited 60  minute trips for annual pass holders and also change the annual pass price to $125 […]

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Cultural Trail wants you to Dream Big

It’s a new decade and we want to dream big.  The Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick was originally designed to connect the six cultural districts and to create an experience that was as or more inspiring as the cultural destinations and districts the Trail connects. More than that, the Cultural […]

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Featured Plant: Paperbark Maple

Common Name: Paperbark Maple Scientific name: Acer griseum This tree is loved by everyone, be it children playing with its flaking bark or a city arborist loving its durability. It has bright red fall color, a rich green leaf, a unique form, and its naming feature, the cinnamon colored paperbark. This plant can be found […]

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Bugs, Bacteria, and Fungus, oh yum!

Bugs, Bacteria, Fungus: Scary things when you read them out of context, but the combination of these three things and the soil structure is what makes all the difference in landscapes.  Without these organisms underground, there would be no healthy plants above ground.  Bugs: The extremely unscientific term used to make the headline for this […]

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Fast Facts about Cultural Trail Irrigation!

Ethan, Cultural Trail Horticulture Manager Ten Fast Facts about The Cultural Trail’s Irrigation system All 5 acres of gardens along the Trail are watered with drip tube irrigation. That covers the entire Trail.  Each hole in the drip tube emits 0.26 gallons per hour, no matter the water pressure.  Just like a home, the water […]

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Why are there still leaves on the Trail?

Ethan, Cultural Trail Horticulture Manager I am aware of the leaves,  I am not above raking the leaves, I am not even too lazy to rake the leaves. Here are 5 reasons there are leaves are on the trail:  What’s the rush? We all look forward to different parts of the year. A good snow […]

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