Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Larry Wade of Townhouse Road, winners of the Helena beautification award.
The roses planted earlier this year in Old Town are now in bloom!
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.