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In bloom: La Grange trustees approve funds for spring flower program

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 5:19 p.m. CDT

LA GRANGE – Winter weary residents of La Grange can look forward to seeing flowers blossom this spring after the Village Board approved funds for the village’s annual spring flower planting program on Monday.

This program plants flowers in large pots on La Grange Road, Harris Avenue, Calendar Avenue, Burlington Avenue, Hillgrove Avenue and Ashland Avenue, according to a board report by the village of La Grange. 

Flowers are also planted at Village Hall and the police and fire stations. 

Trustees approved $16,500 to pay for planting, which is managed by the Public Works Department and is funded under the village’s proposed Buildings and Grounds budget for the fiscal year 2014-15. 

Seven years ago, the La Grange Garden Club began assisting the village with plant selection and designing program arrangements. The club also volunteers to help the Public Works Department plant flowers.

Flowers are ordered in early February, so that nurseries can grow or reserve the plant stock needed by the village, according to the board report.

Planting will begin in May in order to decrease the risk for frost damage. 

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