Flowers!

This is our 3rd year hanging flower baskets in the downtown area and they are looking great!  It has been a real partnership between the village and volunteers to get the flowers to be the spectacular show they are today.  Some are getting as big as 3 feet from top to bottom!

Flower basket as it appears this weekend.  I wonder how big it will get?!

Earlier in the season, the baskets were hung and were looking quite nice.  Unfortunately, we had an uncharacteristically hot and dry Memorial Day weekend and our weekday watering routine didn’t cut it.  We almost lost most of the baskets that weekend.  Thanks to some quick action by Denny Polito (DDA member and owner of Antiques, Collectibles and Upcycled Treasures, the shop below Swan Creek), the flowers were saved.  With a small budget from the DDA, he volunteered to get a portable watering system together and to water the flowers every Saturday and Sunday morning.  The DPW waters the flowers each day throughout the week.

We have been getting so many compliments about these flowers and hope you are enjoying them too!  People always want to know where we get them.  Here it is Koraleski Flower Center.

Flower basket when it was new – as a point of comparison.

We would love to expand our coverage of flower baskets – over the bridge, along the river, around the triangle, etc… But we’ll need help to do that.  We have learned that these flowers need water every day to make it through the long hot summer.  As we begin planning for next year’s flower purchases, we’ll be reaching out to our residents.  We would like to create a flower program for the downtown and get more volunteers involved in keeping our downtown colorful throughout the summer!

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