Thursday, August 23, 2012

Spruced Up

 Ground level planters now adorn all four corners of downtown Amherst

Remember when you were a kid, and company was coming over, and Mom or Dad suddenly became frantic about tidying up the entire house?

Well, Amherst is in that final phase of preparation for a sudden tsunami of students descending on our fair town to patronize three institutes of higher education.  One in particular will attract over 4,600 new recruits unfamiliar with the culture of Amherst (the town, not the College). 

Large colorful pots of flowers just recently appeared on all four corners of the main intersection of the downtown, courtesy of Mina Lussier, owner of  Zanna.  

And since her iconic business is located on the outskirts of the downtown, out of sight of these artful additions, it's not like she's doing it to spruce up her own front yard.  

Let's hope they survive the onslaught over the next few weeks.

Northampton figured out how to protect plants from meddling

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey, anybody see this week's Amherst Bulletin Commentary page?

I challenge you to read any of the columns on that page and stay awake.

What was once this Town's weekly "must read" has become this Town's weekly fish wrap.

LarryK said...

ZZZZZZZ

Anonymous said...

Anyone know how to get them NOT to send it to you?

I don't read it, I don't want it, and it just fills up the mailbox if i am away for a while....

Anonymous said...

You have a lot of Garden Club volunteers keeping up those lovely buckets of flowers! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

The the elevated flowers would make a nice accompaniment to the flags, by he way....

Anonymous said...

I'm sure at 2:00 in the morning, that students leaving bars with blurred vision and full bladders will appreciate the outdoor urinals (flower pots) that the town of Amherst has so kindly provided....

LarryK said...

And this Friday all 12,500 freshmen will be moved in, the weather will be really hot and a full moon . Yikes!