Recently my husband, Ken, and I took a trip through southern Indiana for this reason. Let me take you on a trip that might fulfill your “plantertitus.”
We started by driving south on Interstate-65, exiting at Columbus. Using county roads and driving southeast we arrived at the town of Commiskey, where Stream Cliff Farm is located. The farm and its buildings are remembered as a location used by Morgan’s Raiders during their destructive Civil War activities. A plethora of plants and herbs are grown in the greenhouses. Beautiful plants are for sale, and delicious lunches are served in a lovely garden setting.
Back in the car we headed to Bob Hill’s Hidden Garden on the outskirts of Jeffersonville. The nursery offers unique trees, a mini arboretum and original sculptures.
Our third stop was a short distance east to Grant Line Road Garden Center in New Albany, where we found pristine roses, succulents, shrubs and trees. The inventory was large, and the staff was helpful.
We then headed west to Harrison County in our search for Munckin Nursery in DePauw. Here you can find a variety of shade plants, including unique ones. The nursery is cared for by Gene Bush, a shade garden expert, garden writer, photographer and speaker. I would visit his website at wwwshadegardenexpert.com before making the trip.
On our way home we stopped at Huber Farm in the town of Starlight in Clark County. The 600-acre farm has been growing produce since 1843. Their produce and wines are award-winning. Huber offers U-pick or you can purchase by the pound at their retail store. The orchard offers light lunches and wine tasting. If a more filling meal is your pleasure, drive a quarter-mile down the road to Huber Restaurant and enjoy a delicious chicken dinner.
I hope you find southern Indiana interesting. When you experience all that is available, I am sure you will want to take another trip in the fall.
“Everything you haven’t heard about southern Indiana is true.”
– Southern Indiana Chamber of Commerce