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Purple petunias line Howard's main street.
Purple petunias line Howard's main street.
It's an impressive display of flowers for a town of less than 1,000 citizens.
It's an impressive display of flowers for a town of less than 1,000 citizens.

To the Green Thumbers

Aug 2, 2013

Heading for Huron, we motored through the small towns of Hutchinson, Hanson and Miner counties this week and one fact became colorfully obvious: small towns have more green thumbers per capita than larger towns.

And that really becomes obvious when you turn onto the Main Street of Howard this summer and see four blocks of lush purple petunias hanging from the street lights. It's quite a sight, even to those of us who think it's a waste of time to grow anything not edible.

To all the flower planters of South Dakota's towns large and small, we tip our hats. Your efforts to make South Dakota a little prettier in summer do not go unnoticed. Here are some photos from Howard's purple boulevard.

Comments

09:00 pm - Sun, August 4 2013
*Just Fran* said:
I am incredibly jealous every time I see beautiful globes of petunias like these. My petunias never are this lush and by this time of year have basically given up blooming even with the special bloom-boosting fertilizers.

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