Flowerbeds get a facelift
do you give a facelift to flowerbeds? With support from our students!
Senior High Student Council provided the funds and Ecology Club
provided the labor for new flowerbeds to be planted in front of the
building. The raised flowerbeds were built by our maintenance
department. Beautiful plants and bushes were planted creating a
Perennial plants were purchased from the Flower
Barn in Ilion (Spirea, Hydrangeas, Rose Bushes, Black-eyed Susans,
Coral Bells, Boxwoods, Purple Fountain Grass. In the fall, bulbs will
be planted (tulips and daffodils) bringing more color to the area next
spring. Annuals (marigolds) were planted by the marble sign, which we
hope to continue planting for several years to come.
Ecology Club made an effort to plant only
non-invasive plant species. Barberry (a reddish shrub) and Burning
Bush (turns bright red in the fall) are both commonly used in gardens
and are both invasive. Their seeds can be spread to forests by birds
and insects and they can take over and displace native woodland plant
A special thank you goes out the the Ilion Central
School District Maintenance Department. Working as a team, the
retaining wall was built over the course of a few days. Final touches
were added this week topping off the project. It looks great and the
project could not have been executed without their hard work.
Below are photos of the new flowerbeds.