The Community Beautification Program chooses plants based on several factors: type of site--walk by or drive by, ease of watering, size, visibility and prominence. Many sites use colorful annuals to provide a splash of color as cars drive by. Others feature a mix of annuals and perennials for sustainability as well as summer color. Shrubs and grasses provide winter interest.
Increasingly, the Program is choosing plants native to our area and pollinator plants. Native plants are part of the natural ecosystem and provide food and shelter to indigenous animals, insects and birds. Natives are an easy way to educate about sustainability and diversity. Plants that support pollinators include many flowering plants, including natives.
Pump House #1
Dryden Road Park
Van Horn Park
Bridge to Science (Certified Monarch Waystation)
Brindley Park by the flood control channel
Mental Health Building on Green St.
Pump House #2 on Cherry St.
Dewitt Park sidewalk strip
Pedestrian Refuge plots on W. State St.
Creekwalk by the old bridge
Aurora St Triangle (re-design and re-plant fall of 2019)
Last updated January 29, 2021