The Myrtle Avenue Plaza continues to take shape, with the recent addition of hundreds of plants to its planters and tree beds. More than 30 trees – a mix of Honeylocust, Zelkova, and Pin Oak – were planted throughout the 25,000 sq ft space over the past month. Supplementing the trees are five varieties of shrubs like Ann Bidwell Summersweet and Virginia Sweetspire.
Other plantings include an assortment of ornamental grasses like Scottish Tufted Grass and Dwarf Fountain Grass. These thick grasses are starting relatively small but will fill out, developing into lush ground coverings as they mature. Also new in the plaza’s planters are a number of perennials that’ll bring pops of color come spring. Among these flowers are Black Eyed Susan, Purple Coneflower, and Sunny Border Blue Veronica.
The plants round out other new touches like a new art installation, bike racks, and additional seating. More features are still to come, including more lighting, moveable seats and tables, and community events in the spring.