June 6, 2011

Flower bed

Give me an "I"

The flower bed at the corner of Osborn Drive and Wallace Road looked spectacular this spring with red and yellow tulips. It was replanted about three weeks ago with marigolds, red vinca and purple flame grass. The horticulture club, which is responsible for the design, installation and maintenance of the bed, used at least 30 flats of flowers (about 30 plants per flat). Hort senior Winston Beck, project coordinator for the club, is heading up a small group of students who water, weed, fertilize and dead-head the flowers. Club adviser Barb Osborn said the plants will fill in this summer to provide solid color in the design. The bed will be replanted with spring bulbs in late fall. Photo by Bob Elbert.