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Jacksonville Garden Club strives to beautify the city | Local news

The Jacksonville Garden Club, an organization for those who enjoy gardening, has been working on projects to beautify the city of Jacksonville this spring.

Club members recently worked in Buckner Park planting sage and Texas verbena in the oval flower bed. They planted daylilies, petunias, marigolds and lantana in other areas of the park, in addition to surrounding the old oak stump with flowers.

The club placed a new bench in the park along the Patriotic Trail in memory of Sue Adams. The Patriotic Trail is a walkway paved with bricks inscribed in honor or memory of military veterans.

Another club project involved sprucing up the rose garden at Twin Oaks Nursing Home.

In an effort to educate and make Mother’s Day a little brighter, club members visited Joe Wright Elementary School to teach first graders how to plant marigolds from seeds. The children received flower pots, which they painted and in which they planted marigolds. The students had to grow the marigolds into adult flowers to give to mothers on Mother’s Day.

The Jacksonville Garden Club also awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Uriel Rosales.