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The Horticulture Department is removing the floating Water Hyacinth and Water Lettuce from the backyard pond as a maintenance step in preparation for the fall leaves. What are you doing in your yards to prepare for fall?
#MinnertistaGardens #Minnetrista #Muncie #MuncieIndiana
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These beautiful Colchicum autumnale popped up in the #Oakhurst Gardens.
#Minnetrista #Muncie #MuncieIndiana #Fall #Flowers
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This #MyMinnetrista features some great members of the Exchange Club of #Muncie. Meet (left to right) Bob Beavers, Deborah Barker and Bob Chico.

How long have you been a part of the Exchange Club?
Bob Beavers: "I have been a member since 1988 and a former president of the club."
Deborah: "I have been a member since 2000."
Bob Chico: "I have been a member since 2013."
Why is Flags of Honor important?
Bob Chico: "It's an important event for the community because it allows everyone to recognize those who have served in our country's armed forces as well as within their own community."

We love having Flags of Honor at #Minnetrista and cannot thank the Exchange Club of Muncie for making this great event happen every year.
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Did you know that we have four pianos in the #Minnetrista Heritage Collection? In honor of #NationalPianoMonth we thought we’d highlight this 1924 upright made by Bell Brothers Piano Company of #Muncie for #ArtifactFriday. And in case you haven’t tickled its ivories at Oakhurst, this beauty sounds as good as it looks!
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Introducing Lindsey Cox in our latest #MyMinnetrista. Lindsey is the newly promoted Horticulture Specialist, she oversees the Rose Garden along with the Culinary Herb Garden.

Is there something you would want a #Minnetrista visitor to know about either of the gardens you work in?
Lindsey: "In the #RoseGarden, I always encourage visitors to smell some of the different roses because they all smell so different. What a treat!
I love to inform visitors that the Herb Garden is a community garden, so everyone is welcome to harvest herbs and seeds to try using at home. Using fresh herbs in cooking enhances dishes and the experience of both cooking and eating."
Is there a rose species you particularly like caring for?
Lindsey: "I especially enjoy caring for the Hybrid Tea roses in the circles around the gazebo. They vary greatly in color, shape, and scent!"

We love the work Lindsey is doing around campus and we're extremely pleased to have her on our team!
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#NationalPeachMonth and #ArtifactFriday is upon us. While we do a lot of thinking about apples and cider here at Minnetrista, we also have a history of award winning peaches being grown on our property. Pictured here is Rowland Webb, manager of Minnetrista Orchards for 62 years. After taking over management of the orchard in 1917, Webb introduced several new varieties of apples to the area and cultivated fine peaches that were known to take home awards.
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The Whitely Food Boxes are now fully stocked and open to the public! Our Horticulture Staff at Minnetrista and other partners in the community will periodically be donating extra produce to this wonderful cause. The food boxes can be found at the Connection Center open Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. #MinnetristaGardens #Minnetrista #Muncie #MuncieIndiana
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Meet the wonderful members of Patchwork (left to right) Holly and Rick Garrett that performed at Faeries, Sprites, & Lights. They are our newest #MyMinnetrista!

How many years have you been performing at Faeries, Sprites, & Lights?
Rick: "We're not exactly sure, but we think 6 years."
What do you like best about performing at this event?
Rick: "We love when the kids walk in and see their faces light up because someone is playing live music. We love exposing them to live music and music they can interact with."
Holly: "I love it for that reason, too. A lot of kids go through life hearing, 'Don't touch that,' but in here it's all about yes. I love that they are able to experience and experiment with music."

We absolutely love having Patchwork and watching them interact with all of our visitors. We love listening to their music, too.
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It’s #SonsAndDaughtersDay and #ArtifactFriday. This glass plate negative shows Lucy, Margaret, and E. Arthur Ball in the front yard of #Minnetrista. The house sat on the site of our main building and was the family home of Frank C. and Bessie Ball, and their five children.
#Muncie #MuncieIndiana
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Farmers Market is happening now until Noon! Discover fresh, local food to can in appreciation of Ball jars and #CanItForward Day! Follow along with Ball Canning for exclusive new recipes and demos.
#Minnetrista #MinnetristaMarket #Muncie #MuncieIndiana #HomeOfTheBallJar
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