The Palmer Township Post Office is now spruced up.
Palmer’s Public Works Department and the volunteers for the Palmer Township Beautification Project teamed up recently to create another flower garden.
On and off again flower gardens by the two chain link fences along Greenwood Avenue at the Palmer Post Office will now be permanent.
Public Works employees dug out a significant amount of very poor soil and replaced it with leaf compost Jan. 8.
That day saw four Beautification Project members plant 100 pounds of spring flowering bulbs, including narcissus, grape hyacinths and double snowdrops.
Normally the bulbs should be planted by October, which would result in the flowers blooming in April. With no root growth at planting time the bulbs will probably flower around June.
In subsequent years the plants will flower at their normal time. The Netherlands Bulb Co. for the second year in a row donated the bulbs.
Last year, the company donated 320 pounds and this year it donated 380 pounds of bulbs.
Netherlands Bulb has one of its U.S distributorship buildings in the northern section of Palmer.
The first 600 pounds of spring flowering bulbs are planted along the bike path at Fairview Park.
With 2013 calendars now hung in many homes and in phones, now is an excellent time to schedule several walks or rides to view what should be a spectacular 250-yard-long flower garden at Fairview Park.
Community groups or individuals are encouraged to become part of the ongoing project for the beautification of Palmer Township.