The Shield

Planting the beauty of campus

The greenhouse at the Grounds Center stores and grows plants used for the university's landscaping.

Emma Corry, Features Editor

February 4, 2020

The dormant bulbs of 30 to 50 elephant ear and banana plants are kept at the greenhouse at the USI Grounds Center waiting to be planted in time for the spring season. The tropical plants are dug up during the winter so they don’t die out from the cold. The greenhouse is filled with large flower pots...

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