Flash of Color Dazzles Simonton Park

Nestled in an apartment courtyard between Morris and Marion streets in Radcliffeborough, Simonton Park is a great place to take the dog for a walk, enjoy your morning coffee or have a seat with a good book. With plenty of shade from the 14 large elm trees around its perimeter, it’s also a great place to cool off in Charleston’s summertime heat.

During Park Week at the end of April this year, many Park Angels came out for an evening planting of Asparagus Ferns and Caladium ‘Red Flash’ bulbs. This caladium has very large, strong leaves with a fuchsia center and a rich emerald green margin and is speckled with white and pink spots. It’s great in the shade but can also handle some sun.

Over the summer, with the help of our watering, the park has really taken off. The turfgrass is lush and greener than ever, the two large containers at the main entrance to the park are rich in texture and tropical color with plants from John’s Island’s Church Creek Nursery, and the beds explode with shades of red from the large Caladiums.

If you haven’t been by Simonton Park yet, or just not recently, swing by and enjoy one of the Conservancy’s and Park Angel’s most recent projects.

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