Myrene’s Garden


    I have been in business since 1998.  I, like many gardeners, enjoy focusing on something new each year to keep things interesting.  I will be focusing on plants for pollinators in 2017.

    I continue to be very interested in native plants, wildlife habitat gardening, rain gardens and other garden practices that are friendly to the environment.   It is a great pleasure to pass on what I have learned to other gardeners in a one-to-one or group setting.  Refer to the Lectures page for a list of suggested lecture topics.   

    I am a member of the 6-person HABITAT C.P.R. team that set a goal of obtaining community wildlife habitat certification for Zionsville through the National Wildlife Federation.  The goal was accomplished in the year 2000 making the greater Zionsville area the second certified community wildlife habitat in the United States.  I obtained my certification as a Habitat Steward from the National Wildlife Federation in the year 2000.  I am an active member of the Boone County Master Gardeners.

    In the late summer of 2016 I moved to a small lot with a small home in the village of  Zionsville.  The home was taken to the studs for renovation which resulted in a landscape of mud.   Garden downsizing makes you think hard about what you love in the plant world.  I have had to think carefully of what plants I did not want to live without when it was time to deal with the mud by planting grass and my favorite trees, shrubs, and flowers.  Plants were chosen to fit with the scale of the new house so I have planted several smaller understory trees.  The Fringe tree (Chionanthus virginicus) planted in the fall of 2015 was so beautiful it’s first spring that I planted a second. 


BS State University of NY at Buffalo

-Medical Technology

MS University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

- Clinical Microbiology


-Advanced Master Gardener

-Habitat Steward

    favorite   Quote

“Gardening is the slowest of the performing arts.”


Variegated Palm Sedge


Myrene K. Brown owner of Myrene’s Garden can be contacted by phone at: 317-408-9457 or by e-mail at:

photo by Calla Brown

Web site photography by Myrene Brown unless noted

The new small house / small garden /small maintenance; 

gives me lots of time to spend time with family which now includes three grandchildren.

photo by D. Sheff
photo by D. Sheff

Move in date was late June 2016.  Grass was started in early June.  Landscape plants were added through out June.  I am pleased to be finished with the mud phase of home renovation.