Spring Flowers on Temple Square
A cloth ground cover was placed over the gardens surround temple
square last fall. They were anticipating the first hard
freeze. For the gardners on temple square, grounds keeping is a
year-round affair. In winter months, when there are no flowers or
trees to maintain, they blow out the sprinkler systems with dry air and
begin hanging Christmas lights. It takes from August to November
to complete all the Christmas lights, then it's time to take them down
again after just a few weeks.
It's so exciting to watch them prepare for spring. The results of
their efforts are nothing short of stunning. This will be mostly
a wordless web page. The beauty speaks for itself. I'll
make a few comments on some of the photos Linda took. I'm so
grateful we have her photographic art to preserve our memories of this
Garden between the Joseph Smith Memorial Building (JSMB) and the
Notice they even have flower boxes atop the A/C units in the background
Gardens between the JSMB and Administration buildings and the Church
Gardens outside the Beehive House, Brigham Young's historic home
The gardens are a favorite spot for the many photographers who visit
Linda caught this interesting photo of a man in a green spring suit
The fountains add to the beauty of the garden flowers, mostly tulips
until late spring
The tulips grow quite tall before they're clipped and removed.
This photo was taken about two weeks before the tulip bulbs were
removed for the season.
After removal of the tulips, late spring flowers are planted
Here's what the above flower bed looked like after planting
And here's another "before" and "after" of a flower bed near where we
Here's the same flower bed after planting
Of course all those beautiful flowers wouldn't grow to well in the
native desert without much watering.
That doesn't mean the natural flora isn't beautiful, though.
Here's a desert flower bed to show what I mean.
Even the desert is beautiful in the springtime
The cacti grow in many shades of green and other colors along the walk
to our apartment
I hope you've enjoyed this breath-of-spring flower walk
I hope my web page design does Linda's photography justice
And I hope you've enjoyed seeing the pictures as much as we enjoyed
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