Thursday, October 6, 2011
Main Street beautification
By SUE WATSON
The Depot area is one of five points the Holly Springs Main Street design committee is emphasizing to beautify the city.
Volunteers for this project included Frank Swords, who donated the sandstones; Harvey Payne, who suggested the flower bed and helped get the stones; the city street department workers, who moved the stones to the location; and the individuals who have donated perennials from their home landscapes. Payne, Frances Underwood and Judy Smith provided most of the bedding plants and the sweat for the project.
Alderman Payne said he had asked for the landscaping at the gate to the Depot area because he is trying to help beautify his ward (Ward 4).
Other design committee installations or volunteer projects include landscaping at the Eddie Lee Smith Multi-Purpose Building and at the Welcome to Holly Springs sign at U.S. 78 and Highway 7 North. There are plans to install landscapes at Van Dorn and Craft, at the Ida B. Wells Museum, and at the Rust College/Highway 7 intersection.
Other volunteer projects include refreshing the flowers in the planters around the downtown square in the spring and fall.
Those on the design committee welcome any ideas, donations of plants, bulbs, perennials, lilies, or provisions of mulch, fertilizer and other supplies. Downtown businesses are thanked for supplying water as needed to the planters near their business locations.
Smith encourages anyone to contribute to beautification efforts by buying a tray of pansies, mums, or other flowers to refresh the planters and beds.
Individuals who will give cuttings, bulbs, or other flowers from their yard, who will volunteer to help with projects or who will give a little money for bedding plants may do so by getting in touch with any of the following members of the design committee – Gwen Wyatt, chairperson, Frances Underwood, Edythe Taylor, Ginger Kemp, Jane Callicutt or Judy Smith.
Some specific flowers that would be acceptable for landscaping beds include bright yellow daffodil bulbs, bright red tulip bulbs, pansies for planters around the square, and other plants that produce beautiful flowers.
“It’s pansies time,” Smith said. “Drop by and give us some flowers.”
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