By Ray Van Dusen/Monroe Journal
ABERDEEN – The Aberdeen Garden Club has already donated the funding to spruce up downtown and Mattox Feed Mill has planted 25 pots with seasonal color in accordance. The next step is the garden club’s request to downtown businesses to adopt pots.
“We spend about $900 twice a year for plants for the spring and fall seasons, but we can’t go on forever spending this much,” said garden club member Kathy Seymour.
Seymour said the garden club is asking businesses to adopt the planters in front of their space by recouping the $38 per pot fee to the club. Each planter is uniform with a mix of yellow or red hibiscus, dragon-winged begonias and a new variety of chartreuse sweet potato vine.
“A lot of people who come through downtown always comment on how beautiful it looks. Aberdeen Main Street has taken the responsibility of keeping the pots watered so it’s much more successful since the pots are on a schedule,” Seymour said.