Each day, hundreds of people pass the plantings maintained by the Community Beautification program, and we receive many questions about the types of plants that are growing in them. These pages will present photos and descriptions of some of the plants we grow and information about what goes into the plants we choose.
These gorgeous new planters were installed on The Ithaca Commons following the renovation of this popular public space in 2016.
Purity Point is one of the largest and most visible plantings designed and maintained by the Beautification Brigade. Swaths of bright zinnias and sunflowers fill the point of land just past Purity Ice Cream on Route 13.
At the east end of the Commons, several roads intersect in an area known as the tuning fork, forming three triangles of land: the Aurora St. Triangle, Sign Triangle and Zelkova Triangle.
City Hall on Green St. is home to brick planters adjacent to the entrance, and the Mayor's Parking Space. Since 2012, it has replaced parking with park benches and natural tree planters of flowers.
Last updated February 2, 2017