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Tulip planting event held in Kansas

by webdev

October 06, 2010

A Tulip Troost was held last week at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where students, faculty and community service volunteers took part in planting tulips on campus, according to

This year nearly 300 volunteers showed up on September 25 to plant various types of tulip bulbs along Troost Avenue, Rockhill Road and on the university campus, dedicating the university’s homecoming day to giving back to the city.

“Tulips are just on the surface—our deep-rooted goal is to use a beautiful, accessible thing like a tulip to represent positive change on Troost and to let the city know that Troost is worth our time, efforts, and resources,” the official Tulip Troost website states.

The community service event was founded by Durwin Rice in 2006, a UMKC alumnus, in order to beautify the image of Kansas City and the Troost neighborhood.

If you plan to plant tulips in your home garden, advises waiting until the weather is cooler. The bulbs need time to form flowers and high heat can damage the flowers beyond repair.


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