Each fall Downtown Indy looks toward the upcoming year and plans Downtown’s beautification. Downtown Indy’s Beautification Calendar is distributed to more than 500 Downtown businesses to encourage colorful landscaping and clean properties. Different color themes create a cohesive, sophisticated look as each season changes. While the themes are specific, businesses and landscapers can be creative and choose flowers appropriate to site conditions.
As 2016 marks Indiana’s Bicentennial, the Garden Clubs of Indiana request Hoosiers use blue and yellow in our floral choices to reflect the colors of the Indiana State Flag. Click here for more information.
2016 color themes & Downtown Indy’s flower choices:
Spring – Vibrant pansies in blue and yellow. Species include Delta True Blue and Delta Golden Yellow pansies.
Summer – A colorful mix of annuals in blue, yellow and lime green. Plant varieties include Salvia Victoria blue, Lantana Bandana Lemon Zest, Lysmachia Goldilocks, Alocasia Portora (Elephant Ears), Juncus Blue Arrows and Begonia Babywing white.
Fall/Winter – Mums, cabbage/kale, pansies or evergreens are suggested for planting. Winter is the time for holiday decor, lighting up exterior trees and decorating building exteriors.