By Virginia Russell—
Just in time for Memorial Day, volunteers from the Garden Club of Dublin and the town of Dublin came together to fill the hayracks and urns in the town center, and the planters at the town’s signs.
Leading the enthusiastic group of workers was Louise Werden, chairman of the project for the Garden Club of Dublin. There were two carloads of plants, soil, water, shovels, fertilizer, gloves and wheelbarrows — everything one would need for the planting on May 24th.
Placed at each container were the specific plants, soil, water and a carefully drawn diagram of where the plants would go in the containers. When the volunteers arrived each container was easy to plant and the racks were consistent.
Planning for this day started in February, when the color schemes, plant selection and volunteer lists were compiled.
This year the hayracks are brimming with masses of yellow and blue flowers and plant varieties that have been successful in past years. The results are spectacular!
Not only was it well organized before and during the project, but volunteers have been enlisted to deadhead, water and care for the plants until the fall.
A big thank you to all who participated in this wonderful community project, which started in 2002 in celebration of Dublin’s Sesquibicentennial (250th anniversary).
If anyone would like to volunteer, please call Louise Werden at 563-8143.
Jinnie Russell handles public relations for the Garden Club of Dublin.