If you see people taking down hanging baskets around downtown Summerville, don’t panic: they’re going right back up again.
The baskets are simply being changed out from spring/summer flowers and plants to fall flowers – specifically, pansies and dracaena.
The baskets, an initiative known as “Flower the Town,” are part of a project created and launched earlier this year by Summerville DREAM.
The idea was to find ways to make downtown even more beautiful, according to DREAM members. Those plants and flowers in those baskets, all locally grown and provided, are gifts to the town from a long-time Summerville nursery, Bombadil’s, owned by Sam and Peggy Ferguson.
“We’ve been in business here more than 20 years,” Sam Ferguson said. “This is something we can do to give back – and we’re glad to do it.”
The first round of baskets placed around downtown last spring were originally put together and arranged by Peggy Ferguson. They turned out to be so popular that it wasn’t long before they needed more. Now that they need to be changed out for the fall, Peggy quickly realized she needed help – skilled, enthusiastic help.
Enter the Flowertown Garden Club.
Recently, Peggy, along with several volunteers of the Flowertown Garden Club and DREAM have been working to put together the new fall baskets.
“We’re very excited to do this, and a lot of credit needs to go to Bombadil’s for doing this,” several of the volunteers noted.
The baskets should be going up within in the next couple of weeks, they said.