Plant it Pink!
The Bloom and Grow Garden Society has announced a new tree planting program called “Plant it Pink.” Sponsored by Duke Energy, this ambitious program intends to cover Winter Garden with the blooms of the Pink Trumpet Tree early spring. Also known as pink tabebuia, this tree is resplendent with pink trumpet shaped flowers that cover the ground when they fall. The tree forms a vase shape and grows to 30 feet tall. It is native to Mexico and South America. Just as Washington DC has cherry blossoms, we hope that Winter Garden will be a blaze with pink trumpets for many years to come.
Trees for Schools
The Bloom and Grow Garden Society partnering with the Action Chapter of the Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association will plant an 8-10 ft Pink Trumpet Tree in 25 area schools in West Orange County in honor of the school and its graduating classes.
The Bloom and Grow Garden Society will donate the tree, fertilizer tablets that will nourish the tree for 2 years, a “tree diaper” that will help with water retention and mulch. They will schedule a planting team who will work with the students to plant the tree in a special ceremony designed by the school.
The Bloom and Grow Garden Society will also present each student with a beautifully designed card that offers congratulations, delivers a bit of information about their tree and also offers an inspirational message “Advice from a Tree”.
The school and the tree will be entered into a national database PlantsMap.com with a “story” written by the students and photos of the school, the students and their tree. A tree label will be placed at the tree with a QR code that brings up the information and photos formatted for a smart phone. Schools currently participating in Trees for Schools include Bridgewater Middle, Citrus Elementary, Dillard St Elementary, Foundation Academy, Horizon High, Lakeview Middle, Lake Whitney Elementary, Maxey Elementary, Tildenville Elementary, Water Spring Elementary, Whispering Oak Elementary, Windermere High.
Planting Ceremonial Trumpet Trees
The Bloom and Grow Garden Society will plant Ceremonial Pink Trumpet Trees in significant locations around Winter Garden. The first ceremonial tree will be planted for the City of Winter Garden in grateful thanks for their partnership over the past 25 years. The second ceremonial tree will be planted at the Duke Energy Headquarters in Winter Garden in grateful thanks for their sponsorship. The third group of ceremonial trees will be planted at local health care facilities in October 2022 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
In October of 2022, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 250 3-gallon Pink Trumpet Trees will be offered to Winter Garden residents free of charge. Those with a Winter Garden address will be able to register for a free tree.
The Bloom & Grow Garden Society is offering residents of Winter Garden and Bloom & Grow members a 3 gallon Pink Trumpet Tree in order to create a cloud of pink flowers early each spring. It’s best if planted in your front yard so it can be enjoyed by all!