It Was A Beautiful Day!

Posted by – Elizabeth Brennan, Executive Assistant

For the 20th year in a row, gardeners came together last Saturday morning under beautiful sunny skies for the City’s largest Perennial Exchange ever.  The event was hosted by the Auburn Hills Beautification Advisory Commission.

2012 Perennial Exchange Event – Hosted by the Auburn Hills Beautification Advisory Commission

Under the pavilion in River Woods Park, it is estimated that over 80 of our green-thumbed friends traded different varieties of perennial plants, shared gardening tips, and enjoyed listening to guest speaker and gardening expert – Linda Lapinski.  We are very appreciative that Ms. Lapinski generously donated her time to present information on native plant species in Michigan and answer gardening questions.  She was a big hit!

Along with our hometown residents, participants traveled from as far as Armada to join in the fun!   Folks attending also came from Detroit, Richmond, Bloomfield, Clarkston, Rochester Hills, Waterford, Pontiac, and White Lake.

Gardening prizes (e.g., wind chimes, gardening gloves, kneeling cushions, and citronella candles) were raffled off to 20 lucky winners.  Everyone who registered received a seed packet, so that they could start their own new perennial plants.

This great event is one of many ways the City of Auburn Hills works to restore, preserve, and enhance the beauty of the community for our citizens.  It was truly a pleasure to be a part of it.

For more information on programs and services provided by the Beautification Advisory Commission, please contact the Community Development Department at 248-364-6900.