This spring the Spade & Trowel Garden Club of Seaford continued its tradition of planting hanging baskets on two bridges in Seaford, the bridge between the hospital and the rehab facility and the bridge over the railroad tracks at the end of High Street. Especially in this time of “social distancing,” the club wanted to continue its efforts to beautify downtown Seaford.
After several members helped plant both bridges, I received a phone call from a business person in Seaford who was very upset, after seeing a post on Face- book, that several of the planters were missing flowers. Because of the post on Facebook several special things happened and the club would like to thank these individuals.
First, Marie Gordy made and donated four very nice signs which thank our health care workers for the wonderful job they are doing, to be placed in each of the four large pots on the Middleford Road bridge.
Second, Lindsey Fry, operations manager of the Home Depot in Dover, donated a large number of beautiful flowering annuals and soil to replace those missing. That was a very generous gift from someone who does not even live in Seaford.
Third, Monica Peterschmidt, director of operations of BioEnergy DevCo in Seaford, donated compost her company makes to be used in the planters.
Fourth, Bunnie and Al Williams donated two beautiful banners which thank health care workers and essential workers for their work during this time.
We would also like to thank the businesses who continue to support Spade & Trowel’s yearly projects and have planters full of flowers throughout the business district and beyond to brighten everyone’s day.
Spade & Trowel Garden Club would like to thank all in Seaford who support our many projects.
Carol Johnson, Chair
Beautification Committee Spade & Trowel Garden Club