By the spring of 1995, it was time to give some of the plants
permanent homes. We had been looking for landscape sites around
the campus, and with approval of the school administration started
with a wide planting bed around the perimeter of the parking lot.
Although an expanse of asphalt would add to summer heat stress,
tall trees on neighboring property would provide some afternoon
shade. Anyway, heat tolerance is a very desirable characteristic for
plants in our region. We even managed to spruce up the fire hydrant
behind the Computer Systems Lab with a dogwood tree, azaleas, bulbs,
and summer annuals.