Nacogdoches volunteers beautify downtown square

Nacogdoches volunteers beautify downtown square

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Gardening can be a work of solitude, but so much can be accomplished when others are helping.

“You want to give me one over here and I’ll get in the back?” said one volunteer to another at the Downtown Community Gardening Day in Nacogdoches.

The Garden Capitol of Texas Committee was all-hands-on deck.

"Oh, just to help beautify Nacogdoches downtown,” said Renee Ramirez, a committee member.

Nacogdoches businesses donated mulch and plants to revitalize the west garden at the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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SFA Horticulturalist Dawn Stover made sure heirloom plants, like the fragrant banana magnolias, had a spot.

"The flowers are insignificant. You don't really notice them, but you do notice the fragrance," said Stover as children were climbing thru the newly planting bushes.

But are they adaptable to little visitors?

“And they're very tolerant of tiny foot traffic," assured Stover.

"I think it teaches about community and about the fact that they have the ability to have their hands in it," said Nora Stinson of the children’s efforts.

Nacogdoches has wonderful ownership of our town. Everyone is involved,” said Director of Development for the City of Nacogdoches, Anna Middlebrook. “We are the Garden Capital of the State." Reason enough to spruce up the square for residents and visitors alike.

Gardening can be a work of solitude, but so much can be accomplished when others are helping.

"You want to give me one over here and I'll get in the back?", said one volunteer to another at the Downtown Community Gardening Day in Nacogdoches.

The Garden Capitol of Texas Committee was all-hands-on deck.

"Oh, just to help beautify Nacogdoches downtown,” said Renee Ramirez, a committee member.

Nacogdoches businesses donated mulch and plants to revitalize the west garden at the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau.

SFA Horticulturalist Dawn Stover made sure heirloom plants, like the fragrant banana magnolias, had a spot.

"The flowers are insignificant. You don't really notice them, but you do notice the fragrance," said Stover as children were climbing thru the newly planting bushes.

But are they adaptable to little visitors?

“And they're very tolerant of tiny foot traffic," assured Stover.

"I think it teaches about community and about the fact that they have the ability to have their hands in it," said Nora Stinson of the children’s efforts.

Nacogdoches has wonderful ownership of our town. Everyone is involved,” said Director of Development for the City of Nacogdoches, Anna Middlebrook. “We are the Garden Capital of the State." Reason enough to spruce up the square for residents and visitors alike.

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