Along the Garden Path: Paint the Town Pink donors at traffic circle


The Greenville traffic circle planting looks really good this year even with all of the drought and heat conditions.

The theme “Paint the Town Pink” was chosen in recognition and support to area cancer patients and their families. A huge thank-you to our area banks – Greenville National, Second National, Greenville Federal and to Girl Scout Troop #31208 of Western Ohio for their participation in donating the four large containers that were planted in the flower beds adding interest to the gardens.

Thanks to Ryan Delk and the street department for their interest in making sure all irrigation for the hayracks and the beds worked properly. Also thanks to the Ladybug Garden Club for planting and maintain the flower beds and hayracks.

It’s not always known what kind of soil you’re dealing with or how plants will react to excessive heat and humidity conditions. Adding the large containers to the flowerbeds has allowed the garden club to showcase some outstanding plantings and to be able to get some height and depth without hindering traffic vision.

Planning for the beds starts the first of the year working with Main Street Greenville to select a color and plant material. This year’s selection was three shades of pink geraniums accented with white geraniums in the flower beds. The hayracks have three colors of pink calibrachoa. The containers are planted with Cordyline and sweet potato vine.

Big thanks to all contributors, donors, and the city street department for enhancing the traffic circle this year.

Top – Angela Beumer of Girls Scouts of Western Ohio Troop 31208 and Ladybug Garden Club member, Lisa Marcum and Cindy McCallister, Ladybug Garden Club traffic circle committee members.

By Charlene Thornhill

Along the Garden Path

Charlene Thornhill is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Daily Advocate readers weekly with her community column Along the Garden Path. She can be reached at [email protected]. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.

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