(photo by me)I noticed a few weeks back that really nice hanging baskets were hung along the sidewalk on the upper part of St. Paul Place. With the new planters, everything looked great! Unfortunately, no one thought to water the hanging baskets and now they're dead. Basically, what's the point of spending the money if you aren't going to follow through and maintain? Sure, it's been hot, but watering the plants would have preserved them! By not watering them, and letting the plants die only shows anyone walking around that we apparently don't care about aesthetics in this city.
Now, I'm not sure whose responsibility it is. The planters are owned by the Downtown Partnership, and Preston Gardens is also maintained by them, so maybe it's their responsibility. If anyone out there who reads this blog has any insight let me know!