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💐 Indy in bloom
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Flower Boys just marked seven years in business. | Photo by INDYtoday team
As the weather gets warmer, and our allergies flare up, let’s cling to the best parts of spring in our city. We’re rounding up places to admire, plant, and pick-your-own blooms this season.

Flower Boys, 702 Lexington Ave.
From this shop in Fountain Fletcher, you can order arrangements, pick your own bouquet from the stem wall, or even attend workshop events to learn how to make your own arrangements.

Digs Garden Center, 1302 Columbia Ave.
This garden center by Heath Outdoor, which popped up just down the street from North Mass Boulder last year, sells flowering perennials, shrubs, trees, mulch, compost, veggies, and supplies. You’ll come for the plants and stay for the vibes.

Rosie’s Gardens, 10402 N. College Ave.
Rosie’s is a full-scale garden center and landscaping company that operates 12+ acres of greenhouses, nursery stock, pottery, fountains, and garden accessories. The nursery offers a selection of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals.

The Watt's Blooming shop sign.

Watt’s Blooming offers custom floral designs ranging from $50 to $125+.

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Watt’s Blooming, 615 Mass Ave.
This independently-owned and operated business has been around since 2002. All floral arrangements are custom made to order + fresh flowers are brought in daily. Watt’s specializes in unique flowers that will help you make a lasting impression on your loved ones.

P&D Flower Farm, 7749 E. 1000 N.
This Indianapolis U-pick flower farm made Yelp’s Top 10 flower farms to visit in 2023. The 10-acre farm allows visitors to make bouquets with everything from sunflowers to coneflowers, prairie gentians, zinnias, and more. Note: The farm usually opens for the season around June.

Do you have a favorite floral spot that we didn’t mention? Let us know.
 
 
Events
 
Wednesday, April 17
  • Indy Hambone’s Trivia | Wednesday, April 17 | 7 p.m. | Sun King Brewery, 135 N. College Ave., Indianapolis | Free | Test your knowledge on a variety of topics including sports, music, science, geography, television, nature, and movies for all ages.
Thursday, April 18
  • Indianapolis Indians vs. St. Paul Saints | Thursday, April 18 | 6:35 p.m. | Victory Field, 501 W. Maryland St., Indianapolis | $13-$90 | It’s the first Bark in the Park game of the season, so bring your four-legged fan to enjoy the game from the left and center field lawn — dog tickets are $7.
Friday, April 19
  • Butler Ballet presents “Cinderella” | Friday, April 19-Sunday, April 21 | Times vary | Clowes Memorial Hall, 4602 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis | $25 | See the classic story come alive in ballet style, complete with a “pumpkin” coach and a grand ballroom scene.
Saturday, April 20
  • Circle the City | Saturday, April 20 | 10 a.m. | Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis | Museum admission | Join Girl Scouts of Central Indiana for a day full of programming and opportunities for the entire family.
  • FIDO Pet Supplies Flea Market | Saturday, April 20 | 12-3 p.m. | FIDO Warehouse parking lot, 1505 N. Sherman Dr., Indianapolis | Cost of purchase | Come to the FIDO Flea Market to find new + gently-used pet supplies at wallet-friendly prices — all proceeds benefit FIDO programs.
Saturday, April 27
  • Symphony on the Circle | Saturday, April 27 | 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. | Monument Circle, 1 Monument Circle, Indianapolis | Free | Join the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and performing arts partners for this inaugural event celebrating the love of music and performance on Monument Circle.*
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News Notes
 
Civic
  • A City-County Council committee approved the use of up to $12 million in tax increment financing bonds for a 313-unit apartment complex on the north side. The project, Allison Pointe, will cost an estimated $79 million to develop. Ten percent of the apartment units will be affordable. The proposal is up for a vote by the full council. (IBJ)
Development
  • TWG Development LLC plans to spend ~$75 million to build a six-story apartment project near Lucas Oil Stadium. It will include approximately 270 units, a parking garage, and a small amount of retail space. The Indianapolis-based firm has filed preliminary plans with the city. (IBJ)
Traffic
  • There were nearly 8,300 work zone crashes last year, according to INDOT. This week is National Work Zone Awareness Week — so this is your reminder to slow down and keep in mind the men and women who work on our roads. INDOT is looking to add some cameras in work zone areas as part of a pilot program. (WRTV)
Sports
  • The Indy Fuel are in the playoffs and round one, game one is this Friday, April 19 at 7 p.m. at Indiana Farmers Coliseum. Join the Fuel for their 2024 Kelly Cup Playoff run + receive a playoff rally towel before the game, plus enjoy $3 beverages, $1 popcorn, and $7 specialty T-shirts and craft beer. Get tickets.
Community
  • The Fishers City Council voted to approve cutting the parking fee at Geist Waterfront Park from $50 to $25 for visitors. The $50 fee went into effect last year to prevent overcrowding, but the hefty price drew criticism. The new parking fee for nonresidents will only be in effect during peak times, such as on weekends and holidays. (IBJ)
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  • The Indiana Fever didn’t waste any time getting Caitlin Clark merch on the shelves as soon as the draft pick was officially called Monday night. You can shop the collection online or at the team store at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. (WTHR)
Sports
  • Ahead of the Indiana Pacers vs. Milwaukee Bucks series, there was an injury update regarding Giannis Antetokounmpo. What does it mean for the Pacers? Plus, hear Tyrese Haliburton’s chances at All-NBA and more with Locked On’s daily, team-focused podcasts.
    Fun Fact
    • The Indiana Grown label designates products truly from Indiana. With 2,000+ members encompassing the supply chain across farms, small businesses, markets, and restaurants, the initiative extends beyond just produce and livestock. Learn where else you can find the label.*
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    • Did you know you could finance your fixer-upper with home equity? You could get up to $50K with a HELOC — calculate your payment.*
     
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    ✍️ Shall we compare thee to a poet?
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    This month, we ran a poetry contest to celebrate National Poetry Month. We challenged our readers to craft a poem using only the words that appeared in one of our newsletters (here are the original contest guidelines if you want to give it a try).

    While prose is our newsletter’s bread and butter, it turns out that you all certainly aren’t op-prose-d to verse; we received several creative, intriguing, and beautiful poems that we narrowed down to our top four finalists.

    Give them a read with the button below, then vote on your favorite + we’ll announce the winner next week.
    • “Indy Groove: A Funky Ode to Naptown” by Gerburg G.
    • “Eclipse” by Misty B.
    • “Pending Construction” by Nicole S.
    • “Every Morning (For John)” by Elizabeth P.
     
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    From the editor
    I was one of the many people who lined up at the Team Store at Gainbridge Fieldhouse Monday night to get a shirt with Caitlin Clark on it. I felt like it wouldn’t be right to leave without a shirt. It was so cool witnessing all the excitement at the draft party and seeing so many people supporting women’s basketball. If you want to see my POV, check out my video.
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