I've always admired those beautifully planted overflowing flowers in the pots placed around Kirkland's downtown core. Truth be told, I was wondering what would happen if I took one of them home and put a mangy looking one from my deck back in its place. So, who's got the green thumb? Norm and Cindi Williamson of Kaleidoscope Services are who we should thank. $4500 in plants just went in for the springtime and summertime planting. There are 88 pots and 31 baskets for our viewing pleasure around town which the Williamsons not only plant, but maintain. Yes, that means watering every day!
The Kirkland Downtown Association partners with the City of Kirkland to keep the flower pot program going. It is partially funded by the city and mostly through the KDA's fund-raising efforts to the tune of $20K/year. Norm and Cindi didn't call me back (they were probably out watering), so I can't share any of their planting secrets with you. Great job, though, I think the pots/baskets help add to the picturesque landscape and quaint small town feel that is Kirkland. ~Janis