2020 Bloom-struck Dedications

 

You know The Garden has dedicated horticulturists who keep the plants blooming and healthy. Through the Bloom-struck program, our members do, too. 

As you visit, look for the planters, garden beds, and trees along our winding paths. Many have plaques showing a dedication, honoring or memorializing someone who made life more colorful.. These tributes are living emblems of the love for art and nature that makes the Newfields community such an exceptional place to celebrate life.

As this tradition grows, so too does The Garden. See everyone who received a dedication in their honor here.

2020 Bloom-struck Dedications Map

 

  • Noel Heymann, who saw an artist in every child
    • Forever remembered by Orchard Park Teachers, Carmel, Indiana 
  • In memory of Lee Harris
    • Dedicated by Rae Malesh
  • In memory of Donald Shortridge
    • Dedicated by his family. Missed beyond words. Loved beyond measure. 
  • In honor of Bill Buffie 
    • Dedicated by the Buffie family. Grateful for the goodness you bring to the world! 
  • In memory of Jack Dustman 
    • Dedicated by Betsy Dustman 
  • In honor of Becky Swank 
    • Dedicated by the Lanosga family. Happy Birthday to a Special Aunt and Inspiring Woman 
  • In honor of Betsy Dustman 
    • Dedicated by her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Betsy, your love blooms in our hearts all year long! 
  • In memory of Donald Shortridge
    • Dedicated by Peggy, Megan, and Erin. Vows made at the Wishing Well last forever. 
  • In memory of Rosemary Lee
  • In memory of former Newfields Horticultural Society members 
    • Dedicated by Brenda Stewart-Rudolph and John Rudolph. With love and care so grows the garden. 
  • In honor of Greg Eaton
    • Dedicated by Trouble. My Friend! 
  • In honor of MH
    • Dedicated by your husband. Only three weeks?!? 28 years. You weren't even close. LY. 
  • In honor of John 
    • Dedcated by Julianne. John Milam, you are the most special one to me. Happy birthday 2/26/2020 Love, Julianne. 
  • In honor of Irvin Etienne
    • Dedicated by Denny and Karen Licht. To honor your years of color and creativity at the IMA. 
  • In memory of Patty Wilkins
    • Dedicated by Newfields Advancement 
  • In memory of Rachel Corrigan
    • Dedicated by Daniel Corrigan 
  • In memory of Jonathan Scott Keefe 
    • Dedicated by your loving family. Forever in our hearts. 
  • In honor of Mary Ann and Nelson Elliott 
    • Dedicated by Vallerie Elliott. You make my heart bloom! 
  • In honor of Brian L. McDermott
    • Dedicated by his wife. You and me together, we could do anything, baby.
  • In honor of Dawn King
    • Dedicated by Marcie Carter. To my beautiful daughter, Dawn, I love you, Mom 
  • In memory of Sarah Schleeter 
    • Dedicated by her loving family. Your smile and laughter were as beautiful as these flowers. We miss you each and every day. 
  • In memory of Our Loving Parents
    • Dedicated by Dave and Mary Ellen Carter
  • In honor of Jeanne Marie Broussard
    • Dedicated by Mary Lou, Gina, Martin and Estelle. Happy 70th Birthday. 
  • In memory of our parents
    • Dedicated by John and Mary Lisher
  • In memory of my mother Mable M. Swalls and my sister Linda Swalls Hogan
    • Dedicated by Peggy S. Swalls 
  • In memory of Genal Kopetsky
    • Dedicated by Mark, Marya, and Emily Grace. She loved her garden and enjoyed sharing it. 
  • In honor of Joan Hancock 
    • Dedicated by Jean, Adam, Louise, and Alice. You can learn a lot of things from the flowers. 
  • In honor of Quinn and Keaton Pyatt
    • Dedicated by Vicki Townsend. We all love you! 
  • In honor of Alicia Cassutt
    • Dedicated by Paul Cassutt. To add a bit more natural love to the world! 
  • In honor of Kennedy and Bennett Conyers; Henry and Wyatt Belden 
    • Dedicated by Randy and Janet Belden. For our wonderful grandchildren! 
  • In memory of Steven F. Ross and Loreene Ray
    • Dedicated by Nancy Ray Ross
  • In gratitude for my family, friends, and all growing things - "Don't forget to smell the roses"
    • Dedicated by Shirley Fry
  • In memory of Coral and Tony Gouveia
    • Dedicated by your children Denyse, Michael, Christopher, Patrice, Julie, Rhonda & Marisol. You live on in our hearts. 
  • In honor of the Newfields Volunteers
    • Dedicated by Rae Malesh
  • In honor of my wonderful daughters Emily and Sarah and their families
    • Dedicated by Barbara Carnahan West
  • In honor of my wonderful sister Ellen 
    • Dedicated by Barbara Carnahan West
  • In memory of Lu Ann Kanavy
    • Dedicated by David Kanavy. In memory of Lu Ann who enjoyed hiking with me. 
  • In memory of Connie Held 
    • Dedicated by the Held family
  • In memory of Jeffrey L. Williamson
    • Dedicated by Gail F. Williamson. Beloved brother and master gardener
  • In memory of Joy L. Owen
    • Dedicated by Paula Robison. You made the world a better place 
  • In honor of Greg
    • Dedicated by Dawn. Greg, I love you!
  • In honor of Cindy Shum
    • Dedicated by Patrice & Mark, Brad, Madilynn, Everett & Charlotte. All the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of today. We love you!
  • In memory of Terry and Susie Thompson
    • Dedicated by Sarah, Molly, Grace, and Bob. We miss you every day!! 
  • In honor of Bill Thompson
    • Dedicated by Karen Thompson. You are the love of my life and best friend forever. 
  • In memory of Mary Catterson, Donna Cothron, Patricia Reckley & Joyce Volpp
    • Dedicated by Theresa Catterson Kraft and Kathleen Catterson Stegmann. With Love. 
  • In honor of Judy Singleton 
    • Dedicated by Annie, Katie, and Doug. Love Always. 
  • In memory of John Richard Gilmor 
    • Dedicated by the Gilmor family. In loving memory. 
  • In memory of Marilyn Glick
    • Dedicated by Marianne Glick. Thinking of you and sending love this Spring. 
  • In memory of Dr. Brian Decker
    • Dedicated by your friends, Scouts, and students. We love you and miss you! Thank you for sharing your love of learning! 
  • In memory of Les Niebrugge 
    • Dedicated by Ann Niebrugge Yater. Master Gardener, Garden Guide. 
  • In honor of all volunteers at Newfields 
    • Dedicated by Peggy and Paul Reising 
  • In memory of Carol Becker 
    • Dedicated by Julie & Rene VanWalsem. In memory of your beautiful spirit. We miss you. 
  • In honor of Mark Holeman's 100th birthday 
    • Dedicated by the staff of Mark M. Holeman Inc. 
  • In honor of Diana M. Madden 
    • Dedicated by the Salvas family 
  • In memory of Dr. Roscoe E. Miller and Dr. Douglas Miller 
    • Dedciated by Dorothy L. Miller 
  • In memory of John Lester 
    • Dedicated by Mary Christine Murphy. We miss you every day! Love, your wife, children, & grandchildren. 
  • In memory of Judge Paul G and Mary Tucker Jasper
    • Dedicated by their daughter, Dr. Jamia J. Jacobsen. In loving memory. 
  • In memory of Wendy Morin
    • Dedicated by Mike, Jaime, Josh, & Essey. For the woman who made every day beautiful. 
  • In memory of Irene Haaf 
    • Dedicated by Joan
  • In honor of my mother, June Robbins
    • Dedicated by Clay Robbins 
  • In memory of my beloved grandmothers, Mildred Brown and Boneta Robbins
    • Dedicated by Clay Robbins. May their loving spirits continue to bloom. 
  • In memory of Gene and Patty Wilkins
    • Dedicated by the Wynne Family 
  • In memory of Jan and Wes Kiley
    • Dedicated by their daughter Maureen 
  • Dedicated to the bright memory of our "Daddyman", Dr. Nayan Acharya by the Acharya Family 
  • In memory of Charles F. Murphy
    • Dedicated by Judy. Love blooms 
  • In memory of John Westermeier 
    • Dedicated by Janie, Jim, Patrick, Scott, and Michelle. He loved sharing the beauty and history of these gardens. 
  • In memory of Yvonne T. Skole 
    • Dedicated by Mark and Colleen Skole. Mother - Grandmother - Gardener. 
  • In memory of Bobby and Charlotte Newby
    • Dedicated by Janeen Newby Wise. Miss and love you, Mom and Dad. 
  • In honor of Diane Mallare Gann 
    • Dedciated by Mary Neffner  
  • In memory of my mother, Joanne McConkey
    • Dedicated by Amy McConkey Robbins. Inch by inch, row by row...
  • In memory of my father, Clarence McConkey
    • Dedicated by Amy McConkey Robbins. ...gonna make this garden grow.
  • In memory of my grandmother, Ocie McConkey
    • Dedicated by Amy McConkey Robbins. All it takes is a rake and a hoe...
  • In memory of my grandparents, Cecelia and Jay Myers
    • Dedicated by Amy McConkey Robbins. ...and a piece of fertile ground. 
  • In memory of Jeff Carter
    • Dedicated by Jan and Andrew Carter. Remembering special visits to the gardens. 
  • In honor of Kimberly, Ryland, and Emery Hansen 
    • Dedicated by Erik Hansen. I love you! 
  • In honor of Jerilyn Roy
    • Dedicated by Ginger Merkel. Thanks for being a great garden guide! 
  • In memory of our beautiful Mom and Grammy, Ruth Saunders
    • Dedicated by Julie, David, Matt, Ellie and Robbie Sheffield. Remembering the beauty you brought to the world. 
  • In honor of the Harvey girls
    • Grammy and Pappy 
  • In honor of Jason
    • Dedicated by Amber. For my forever love. My life with you has always been and will always be as colorful and alive as this flower. Loving.