Spring has sprung in Evansville and nothing shows off the season better than the blooming tulips outside the Visitor’s Center in the Downtown Pagoda. The property is maintained by the Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau, who donates several hundred bulbs at the end of the season each year to the Southwestern Indiana Master Gardener Association.
“The Master Gardeners hold several teaching projects at area schools with lessons for the students about the bulbs, and then together they prepare the soil and plant the bulbs,” says Barb Gerteisen, SWIMGA publicity chair. “Each student is given a packet of bulbs to take home to plant in their own yard after the class. It’s a win-win.”