Get Growing Helena! Check out this chart of what to plant to attract pollinators to your garden. We would have no flowers or fruit without them….. Read more on this topic from the USDA website: http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/What_is_Pollination/index.shtml
Introducing people to gardening at any age is a worthwhile endeavor and the Helena Beautification Board was out in force at the April First Friday event iwith a planting station for kids, garden seeds, tools and fertilizers and the giveaway of a “Get In The Garden” gift basket. “Encouraging our community to garden is a large part of our cities beautification efforts”, said Chris VanCleave, Chairman of the Beautification Board. “We’ve had such a positive response from our citizens from this effort and we hope to continue our educational efforts as we move forward” VanCleave said.
Zinnias are a favorite southern flower and they are so easy to grow. The Ferry-Morse seed company provided seeds for our planting station and the board gave away seeds, garden labels and gardening guides to folks who stopped by our booth.
This is a great way to kick off Spring planting in Helena. It’s great to see so many children interested in growing flowers. – Leslie Bartlett, City Council Member
Corona Tools provided gardening tools and Haven Brand Soil Conditioners provided a unique all natural fertilizer; Moo Poo tea for the gift basket giveaway.
Watch for the Helena Beautification Board at upcoming First Friday and other community wide events.
This spring, the Helena Beautification Board has been busy planting new shrubs in Old Town. These shrubs of Double KnockOut Roses and Rosemary will provide color, texture and fragrance to the landscape while keeping with the look and feel of the area. Other projects are being planned as well as clean up days for area parks.
Thanks to all our volunteers who come out to make these work days a success. Together, we are making Helena Beautiful.
Work Days for the Helena Beautification Board are the third Saturday of each month and your invited to participate.
Check out Facebook Page for times and locations.
Congratulations to the Goins Family of 1941 Riva Ridge Road, winners of the 2013 Best Decorated House in Helena Contest. “It was quite difficult to come up with a winner. All of the houses nominated are worthy of accolades for their stunning displays of holiday lights. It’s a magical time of the year and all those whose houses were entered certainly put in a lot of hard work and effort. Each decorated home adds to the magic of Christmas for children of all ages” said Helena Beautification Board Chairman, Chris VanCleave. He added that as a child growing up in Tennessee, one of the highlights of each year was riding around with his family looking at the lights in their Nashville neighborhood. “I want to encourage all Helena residents to jump in the car and drive around and look at all the lights this year. It’s a surefire way to put you in the holiday spirit, VanCleave said. The Goins family was awarded a special Christmas ornament to commemorate this event and wanted to wish all their friends and neighbors a very Merry Christmas.
1941 Riva Ridge Road
Here is a complete list of the nominees:
1941 Riva Ridge Road
464 Tocoa Road
1419 Secretariat Drive
1239 Southwind Drive
474 Old Cahaba Way
545 Fieldstone Drive
240 Stonecreek Way
509 Rosebury Road
510 Rosebury Road
The time is NOW to start thinking about 2014!