Edmonds Floretum Garden Club volunteer Patty Green gets up close and personal with the corner park at Fifth and Dayton as Floretum members assist City Parks personnel in bringing a colorful breath of spring to downtown Edmonds. This marks the 90th year that Floretum members have given their time to beautifying the downtown area. (Photos by Larry Vogel)
You can hardly miss the reflective safety vests in downtown Edmonds, as grounds crews busily plant street-corner beds with spring flowers.
“We call these Corner Parks,” said Edmonds Parks Department horticulturalist Debra Dill. “With more than 180 planting beds in downtown Edmonds, it’s a very busy time for us, and the Floretum volunteers are a huge help.”
Volunteers from the Edmonds Floretum Garden Club have been giving their time to bring spring color to the downtown area since 1924. “We couldn’t do this without them,” said Dill. “This year alone the Floretum volunteers are saving us about a month’s worth of work.”
New Floretum member Bettie Hugo gets right into the the swing of it. Hugo just joined the club this month, and “loves getting her hands dirty.” Bettie, you’ve definitely come to the right place!
Floretum member Janice Carr assists Edmonds Parks groundskeeper Andrew Terry in planting the corner park at Fifth and Dayton.
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