Master Gardeners help plant city planters
DeKALB – The University of Illinois Extension DeKalb County Master Gardeners grabbed their shovels and fertilizer and teamed up to plant more than 50 containers in downtown DeKalb. The group annually collaborates with the City of DeKalb. Master Gardener Randy Moseley, who heads up the project with the help of city workers, said this year’s planting was delayed because of the threat of frost.
About 15 Master Gardeners volunteered to plant the large stone bowls throughout the central business district. City employee Judy Schneider designs the containers each year with more than two dozen varieties of annuals. Schneider says it’s a challenge to find combinations that will hold up to the wind and heat in the downtown area.
“It’s always rewarding to see the flowers bloom at their peak,” she said.
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