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The Beautification of Hemming Plaza
« on: March 23, 2014, 02:55:02 PM »
The Beautification of Hemming Plaza



On Saturday, March 22, 2014, 100 community volunteers worked to beautify Hemming Plaza by planting shrubs and flowering plants.  Here are a few sights and scenes from the beautification effort.

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Re: The Beautification of Hemming Plaza
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2014, 03:18:19 PM »
Very tactical.

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Re: The Beautification of Hemming Plaza
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2014, 03:47:48 PM »
Yes...indeed.
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Re: The Beautification of Hemming Plaza
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2014, 08:55:50 PM »
Now this is sacrificing for the core ..... someone's whole Saturday devoted to working the project. 

This is the kind of thing that gives me hope for the future.  People do sometimes care about their city .. and prove it by volunteering like this.

Thanks for the photos Ennis.


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Re: The Beautification of Hemming Plaza
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2014, 08:19:59 AM »
Looks great, but good luck controlling the ivy.

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Re: The Beautification of Hemming Plaza
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2014, 08:24:15 AM »
DVI should be doing more things like this. Great job!

Agree with mbwright, when I passed by on bike yesterday I was also curious about the ivy choice.

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Re: The Beautification of Hemming Plaza
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2014, 11:31:45 AM »
Looks excellent. Love it. I can't wait to come enjoy it during one spark in a few weeks.

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Re: The Beautification of Hemming Plaza
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2014, 12:12:41 PM »
Wonderful! In my opinion, it is this kind of grass roots, community action is what builds liveable cities.

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Re: The Beautification of Hemming Plaza
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2014, 12:47:37 PM »
Wonderful! In my opinion, it is this kind of grass roots, community action is what builds liveable cities.

I agree! We need much more of this. I was driving around downtown the other days and seen loads of trash I wanted to go pick up because it was annoying me. I may get together with some friends and starting doing that everyone now and then. You cant wait for city hall to do everything. Thats like waiting on the government.. LOL
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Re: The Beautification of Hemming Plaza
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2014, 12:55:12 PM »
^^ Good point. The park belongs to all of us.
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Re: The Beautification of Hemming Plaza
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2014, 02:54:47 PM »
Looks great, but good luck controlling the ivy.

The ivy will take over by the end of summer...
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Re: The Beautification of Hemming Plaza
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2014, 09:46:51 PM »
Ivy was a horrible choice, it will overwhelm everything if not trimmed on a bi weekly basis.  Planting the things is easy, maintaining it , watering, pruning, weeding, that will be the challenge

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Re: The Beautification of Hemming Plaza
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2014, 09:48:53 PM »
You mean all those folks who did the planting didn't read the fine print that says they have to come back every 10 days to prune and weed?

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Re: The Beautification of Hemming Plaza
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2014, 09:50:24 PM »
Ivy was a horrible choice, it will overwhelm everything if not trimmed on a bi weekly basis.  Planting the things is easy, maintaining it , watering, pruning, weeding, that will be the challenge

I'm pretty sure the Late Bloomers Garden Club knew what they were planting

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Re: The Beautification of Hemming Plaza
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2014, 11:31:15 PM »
Ivy was a horrible choice, it will overwhelm everything if not trimmed on a bi weekly basis.  Planting the things is easy, maintaining it , watering, pruning, weeding, that will be the challenge

I'm pretty sure the Late Bloomers Garden Club knew what they were planting

Hope they did.  Best of luck to them