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Rapid City is about to get a whole lot brighter.

Crews will begin adding thousands of flowers to the city's parks next week after nurturing roughly 30,000 annuals in the city's greenhouse on Canyon Lake Drive over the winter.

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"As a staff, we have been patiently waiting for the long winter to be over and temperatures to warm up so we can get out and plant flowers," said City Greenhouse Specialist John Berglund in a news release. "We take great pride in getting the plants started in the greenhouse, sprucing up the park gardens and presentation areas then planting the flowers and maintaining them during the summer months."

Most of the flowers should be planted by mid-June with the majority going in at Halley Park, Wilson Park, Sunken Gardens, Formal Gardens, Omaha Street at the West Boulevard intersections, St. Joseph Street, and the Promenade and Legacy Commons area.

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