PHOTOS: Staff, volunteers plant annuals in Manito Park’s Duncan Gardens

SPOKANE, Wash. — It is possibly the most iconic sign of spring in Spokane: the annuals have been planted in Manito Park’s Duncan Gardens.

Each year, staff from Spokane Parks and Recreation and a group of volunteers plant roughly 30,000 annual flowers in this portion of the park.

There is always a theme and this year’s was put together by gardener Tara Newbury. She was inspired by the colors of a Mexican sugar skull and decided to highlight the garden with vibrant purples, pinks, oranges and yellows.

Those visiting should also take a swing through the lilac garden; it smells heavenly!

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