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Peace Garden Delays

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The wet weeks of late May and early June put a stop to plenty of outdoor activity -- be it putting seed in the ground, working in your garden...or working in a garden that is much, much bigger.

At the International Peace Garden, the wet weather had workers behind...but as Perry Olson shows us, that is nothing new, and nothing that can't be overcome.

(Doug Hevenor - International Peace Garden) "Quack, quack, quack...it is pretty much duck weather here!"

That has been the spring story around the state...and it has put a damper on spring planting of the 100 thousand or so annuals that go into the ground at the Peace Garden...

(Doug Hevenor - International Peace Garden) "This is the critical time when tourists come and say they haven't even gotten their beds ready. If we try to spin beds and get them going we just create cement."

But those conditions are just going to have to be good enough this year! This week, work to start planting finally got underway. It has been a rough spring with snow until mid-May and a June complete with two frosts...but it's nothing new...

(Doug Hevenor - International Peace Garden) "Last year when we started planting...we had two frosts and it snowed on the third day of planting!"

The annuals are going in...and when you pair that with perennial planting that has increased in recent years, it will mean a longer span of splendid color during late summer months for all to enjoy...

(Doug Hevenor - International Peace Garden) "We have done two series of fall plantings and right now we probably crossed the 40K bulb mark."

Those bulbs paired with all the work now should bring the garden to life soon...he does have one request though for the next week or so...

(Doug Hevenor - International Peace Garden) "Dry would be what we need!"

Perry Olson, KX News.

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