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Posted on: September 8, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City adds hanging flower baskets at DeLeon Plaza

City staff hang flower baskets from the lampposts at the corners of DeLeon Plaza

PHOTO #1: The City of Victoria’s Community Appearance Division hangs flower baskets Sept. 1 from the lampposts at the corners of DeLeon Plaza.

PHOTO #2: Flower baskets filled with sweet potato vines and mandevilla vines hang Sept. 1 from a lamppost at DeLeon Plaza.

Flower baskets filled with sweet potato vines and mandevilla vines hang from a DeLeon Plaza lamppostPHOTO #3: The Victoria Main Street Program placed new banners Sept. 4 to welcome residents to Victoria’s historic downtown.

The Victoria Main Street Program partnered with the City’s Community Appearance Division on Sept. 1 to add 12 hanging baskets of mandevilla vines, vincas, purslane and other vibrant plants to the lampposts at the four corners of DeLeon Plaza.

“We wanted to put multiple baskets at each lamppost so that it would look like a big ball of flowers,” said Danielle Williams, Victoria Main Street Program Director.

The plants were chosen by the City of Victoria Community Appearance Division. The pots include reservoirs so that the plants can easily be watered and maintained.

A maroon banner with white lettering at DeLeon Plaza reads, Williams plans to add more hanging baskets to the lampposts along the sides of the plaza. She also hopes to eventually invite local artists to contribute to downtown beautification projects.

“These types of projects create a sense of place and show that we care about our downtown,” Williams said.

Also last week, the Main Street Program replaced the 42 red, white and blue banners along Main Street with new ones that read, “Welcome to Historic Downtown.” The banners will be rotated throughout the year, and future designs will include seasonal or holiday themes.

To learn more about the Main Street Program and sign up for the program’s monthly newsletter, visit www.victoriatx.gov/mainstreet.

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