Black Eyed Susan:  The official flower of Highland Park

Black Eyed Susan: The official flower of Highland Park

FROM THE HP GARDEN CLUB:
This is to remind you that the Highland Park Garden Club will have its monthly meeting this coming Saturday the 22nd of March at the Union Project building, in the Atrium room accessible through the Stanton avenue entrance. The meeting will start at 10:00 am. It is open to the entire community and hopefully we will entice you to join our group.
Here is what you will learn:

Class on seed germination:
Our plant guru Rachel will teach you how to grow plants from seeds, what containers to use, even utilizing things around the house like newspaper and soup cans, how to harvest the seeds and how you take care of seedlings until it is time to plant them outside, what is the best soil to use and how much water they need..and lots more.

We will also be made aware by our own tree tender Nancy of a beautiful site totally neglected by us all. I bet you’ve been by this site dozens of times and never noticed it, yet it is historic, made by a renown landscape designer/architect and built by a historic administration that put America back on its feet in the 1930’s. I am not telling, you’ll have to come to the meeting to find out.

I will present the plan for Our beautification of Bryant street with planters and flowers. I will bring two samples for you to see.

We will plan on continuing cleaning up the Union Project building’s landscape, we have done the Negley side now we will do the Stanton side on April 26th. Please mark your calendars.

I hope to see you at the meeting this Saturday. Please plan on planting a lot of Rudbeckias also called Black Eyed Susan in your front yards. it is the official Highland Park flower. the cultivar Fulgida is the best one to plant, beautiful and very hardy and healthy. – Elisabeth Larman