Friday, February 25, 2011

Bloomers make a comeback

Posted By on Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 3:22 PM

A year of dirt beds where flowers should have been is over with the city's announcement today that it's bringing back the Springs in Bloom program.

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To participate, individuals, families, clubs and businesses can adopt one of about 60 flower beds throughout the city. The program is coordinated by the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department.

According to a press release from the city:

Flowers purchased by the City from private greenhouses will be provided free of charge to all volunteer adopter groups. Flower bed adopters will take responsibility for planting and maintaining the beds throughout the summer, per guidelines provided by the City.

Forty-five percent of the flower beds are already adopted by past volunteers, and flower beds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department hopes to have sponsors for all flower beds by April 4, as prime planting season runs May 15 thru June 10.

To volunteer or donate, go here. You may also contact Donna Sanchez at 385-6568.

To get you in the mood, here's some inspiration:

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