Landscaping at Depot beautifies historic landmark

The Weiser Garden Club and the Weiser Architectural Preservation Committee, in conjunction with the University of Idaho Extension Office, have spent a lot time developing a plan to improve the landscaping surrounding the Weiser Train Depot.
 In April, in a continued effort to implement that plan, volunteers began post-winter clean up of the depot’s flower beds in preparation for new plants and to make sure the irrigation system was working correctly. Since that time, new shrubs and flowers have been planted. 
 Volunteers came together again last week to lay down bark provided by Pac Fibre at a discounted price. The company, which produces wood chips and beauty bark products, delivered 35 yards of bark that has gone a long way in sprucing up the depot’s aesthetic appeal.
 “We got it for a great price; it probably saved around $600,” said the Weiser Garden Club’s Joe Scheidegger. “They delivered to us as well. But it sure looks better.”
 Weiser Architeural Preservation Committee Chair Tony Edmondson said the work is not quite finished, the group of volunteers planning to put in four to five flower pots in addition to the work that has already been done.
 “We’ve agreed to buy some big pots that we are going to put in front of the depot, but we aren’t going to get that done, unfortunately, before the Fiddle Fest,” he said. “We know kind of what we want, and we are going to go down and pick them out and get them up here in the coming weeks and put plants in them.”
 Edmondson gave special thanks to Dave Sivero who has been mowing the property’s lawn as community service for several years.


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