Plant the Town Red

     Local Projects for April, 2009

  • Visit Springfield in Bloom's online trading post: tradingpost.htm for exchanging plants, tools, ideas, and more to create a cleaner and greener Springfield

  • Plan a neighborhood clean-up day: Reserve the Springfield Parks Foundation's Community Tool Wagon and get all the supplies you need to revamp your block and common ground areas. Shovels, rakes, gloves and more-it's fully equipped. They'll even drop it off at your work site and it's FREE. Call Doug Reynolds at (217) 553-1329 for reservation info.

  • Team up with neighbors to plant the boulevard or plant with a theme across several yards

  • Thursday, April nrd: Pleasant Nursery's 60 th Anniversary Celebration

  • April 24 th & 25 th : Green Home & Garden Show, with educational seminars at The Orr Building (I11inois State Fairgrounds). For more info:

  • Wednesday, April 22 nd : Celebrate Earth Day

  • Wednesday, April 29th, 5:30 p.m.: America in Bloom informational meeting at Illinois National Bank, 4 th & Jackson (see invitation for additional event details)
  • Remove any winter protection

  • Clean flower beds and yards in preparation for planting

  • Divide and move perennials. Amend soil as needed.

  • Plant annual flowers (be prepared to cover the annuals if there is a late frost)

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