The Lutes Hoge Tinker Chapter of National Honor Society was busy on Monday, April 6, 2015. Nine cadets traveled with Chapter Adviser Marjorie Griffin to Hilltop Farm, Garden Market, and Greenhouse in Dover. Upon arrival the cadets scoured the greenhouse in search of plants and shrubs for their spring service project on the campus of WMA in Lexington.
The chapter voted to spend between $400 and $500 in an effort to add some color to the flower beds on campus before spring Parent’s Weekend. Teams of two selected areas on campus to focus on and determined the sun/shade needs before the trip on Monday.
While at the greenhouse, cadets picked out plants and/or shrubs. They also conferenced with plant specialists, Carrie and Erin Cramer, before making final purchases. Lunch was purchased at Chinese Buffet in Lexington where planting instructions were reviewed, and then cadets headed back to campus to begin work.
Linda Fox from National Management/Maintenance advised the students about approved locations. Then cadets were able to prepare the soil and plant.
The areas around campus include: in front of the admissions building where Daniel Jordan planted marigolds; in front of Groendyke Hall where Wayne Zhang and Stone Wang added gerbera daisies and a white azalea bush. ornamental grass and black-eyed susan perennials; in front of Sellers Hall where Queeny Gao, Jeremy Shen, Edward Jiao, and Ray JIn planted alyssum and marigolds; in front of the chapel where Edward Li and Max Ji planted a white azalea, and in front of the infirmary where Glory Park and Queeny Gao planted pink azaleas and impatiens. Cadets hope that others enjoy the color, and look forward to being able to do it again.