Potted plants beautify downtown


Last updated 5/17/2007 at Noon

FALLBROOK- Downtown Fallbrook has a splendid new garden look with the addition of 42 new potted plants, courtesy of the Fallbrook Beautification Alliance. The showy pots contain handsome plants such as day lilies, heavenly bamboo, bird of paradise, nandina and cabbage palms from New Zealand. Garden designer Scott Spencer planted each pot with varieties specifically designed for the shaded street areas as well as those receiving harsher exposure.

“It was challenging to find good looking, industrial strength plants that will last for years as well as have an ornamental impact,” said Spencer.

The beautification plan will eventually total 120 pots on Main Street according to Judi Sanacore, chairman of the project.

“The variety, color and placement of the plants enhance the ambience of the downtown merchants’ area,” said Sanacore. Over a year in the planning stages, Sanacore worked with the county to secure the proper permits and easements for the pots. With two more downtown blocks to go, the FBA is waiting for further funding to complete the remaining portion of downtown, according to Sanacore.

“We hope that people in our community will join us for our fundraiser on the 4th of July so that we can finish this project,” said Sanacore.

Proceeds from this fundraiser will help sustain and maintain Art in Public Places, Beech Street Park, Fallbrook Village Square, Pico Promenade, the Mission Medians as well as the Flower Pot Project. By creating new, beautiful outdoor areas, the FBA believes the new downtown planters will further showcase the charm and verdant atmosphere of Fallbrook.


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