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For those who are new to this area, or new to gardening, here are some generalized guidelines to get you started:

Richmond/Wayne County is generally considered to be in Zone 5b for plant hardiness.

You might be able to use Zone 6 plants, depending upon the harshness of our winter during a particular season and the protection they receive from the surroundings.

Tender plants should be set out after Mother's Day when the last chance of frost has passed.

Cool weather vegetation can be planted earlier, for example, peas are usually planted around St. Patrick's Day.

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Public Gardens and Arboretums

Wayne County

Richmond Rose Garden - in Glen Miller Park on National Road 40 East in Richmond. Volunteer here to learn how to care for roses from local experts.

Cope Environmental Center - environmental center offering programs, demonstrations, and research. They have a wide range of conifer plantings.

Hayes Arboretum - "a living museum", offering nature programs, hiking facilities, and nature center. A good source for studying herbaceous plants and native trees.


Christy Woods - in Muncie, Indiana

Indiana Gardens to Visit

Minnetrista Gardens - in Muncie, Indiana

Newfields - in Indianapolis, IN

White River Gardens - Indianapolis, Indiana


Aullwood Garden MetroPark - in Dayton, Ohio

Cox Arboretum - in Dayton, Ohio

Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark - in Dayton, Ohio


Cooperative Extension Service - Indiana has a wonderful, free Cooperative Extension Service, supported by Purdue University. Our local extension agent can answer many of your gardening questions. The Cooperative Extension office is located in the Kuhlman Building at the Wayne County Fairgrounds, 861 Salisbury Road North, Richmond.

Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society

Sprout of Control - a community gardening project.

Gardening with Children

Fun Garden Projects for Children

Gardening with Children

Gardening with Kids: How It Affects Your Child's Brain, Body and Soul - by PBS


My First Garden

Gardening News

Buckeye Yard & Garden onLine

Hoosier Gardener

Purdue Horticulture Information

Purdue Exention News

Purdue Horticlutre & Landscape Architecture

Gardening Reference

Online Resources for Gardeners - Purdue University

Garden Tips - from the Purdue Extension Office

Hayes Arboretum Tree Planting Tips

Composting Fundamentals

Home Gardening - from the USDA

Plant Hardiness Zone Map

Wildlife - Orphaned & Injured Animals - by the DNR

Vegetable Gardening

Indiana Vegetable Planting Calendar

Managing Insects in the Home Vegetable Garden

Purdue Extension Gardening Bulletins

Vegetable Gardening Tips

Watch Your Garden Grow - University of Illinois Extension

Plant Reference

Guide to Toxic Plants in Forages

Poisonus Plant Information

Poison Ivy Info - Leaves of three - let them be!

PlantFacts - by The Ohio State University

Purdue Extension Lawn & Garden Education Store

All-American Selection Winners

Native Plant Information Network | Plants for Indiana - Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Plant Files Garden Database

Plant Images - by the Noble Foundation Includes Grasses & Grass-like plants, Forbs, and Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines.

What Tree Is It? - Tree identification program

USDA Plant Database

Wildflower Identification | Indiana- listed by color


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Did You Know?

Weeb Eubank, famous NFL coach who directed the Baltimore Colts to a NFL championship in 1959 and guided the upstart New York Jets and quarterback Joe Namath of the old AFL to the world title in 1969 was a Richmond, Indiana native.