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Black-eyed Susans bloom along I-70 in Indianapolis

'Goldsturm' black-eyed Susan. Photo courtesy PerennialResource.com

Native black-eyed Susans cover patches of I-70 with their golden orange flowers. For more info about these great plants and their role in the ecosystem, check out my blog at Keep Indianapolis Beautiful’s Website.

Here’s an excerpt:

Along I-70 from Indianapolis International Airport to downtown, the black-eyed Susans ‘Goldsturm’ have begun blooming again, revived by the recent soaking rains.

For several weeks before the rains though, these summer perennials look fried, if not dead. But even in their decrepit condition, the plants served a purpose beyond beauty.

1 comment to Black-eyed Susans bloom along I-70 in Indianapolis

  • alice gleason

    i have 3 (4′ x4′) raised garden beds. they are to be place on grass, the soil has never been turned. my questions to you are – #1 is it too late to place newspapers inside the raised garden beds to decompose from the elements, therefore killing the grass, and #2 is it better to use soil from by raised beds versus the soil combination as advocated by mel bartholomew from his book, “all new square foot gardening”. his soil is a combination of peat moss, compost, and vericulite.
    thank you.
    alice gleason