Volunteers from the Main Street Gardnerville Flower Committee are dedicated to ensuring the town appears to residents and visitors alike as one continuous flower garden. Soon everyone will once again enjoy flowers in both hanging baskets and flower pots lining Main Street.
The flowering petunia baskets are grown by students and staff at three local schools as part of their horticultural endeavors. The funds paid to the schools provide a means for the community to support both the students and the agricultural science programs. Again, the goal this year is to hang 68 baskets on light poles along Main Street. One can still sponsor a basket for $85 and enjoy fresh flowers throughout the summer without having to water.
In previous years the flowers and plants for the Adopt-a-Pot program were purchased through local nursery suppliers. This year for the first time Skyler Wellnitz, a student at Smith Valley School, under her FFA Advisor, Andy Miller, took on the task of growing the plants for the Adopt-a-Pots. Once these plants were well established, the Flower Committee volunteers along with Smith Valley School students created 62 beautifully planted pots to adorn the streets of Gardnerville.
Some merchants have adopted these flower pot arrangements to showcase their store entrances. Residents are encouraged to consider adopting one or more for their favorite merchant in recognition of, and as a thank you for, their community services.
Please help keep “Main Street in Bloom” and support the volunteer efforts by sponsoring a basket or adopting a flower pot. Contact the Main Street Gardnerville office at 782-8027 to make your arrangements today.
Flower Committee Chair
Main Street Gardnerville Program