Will the garden clock in Washington Park get updated?
Sandusky Greenhouse manager Tom Speir provided the following answer and included an update on new gardening features for Washington Park's in 2013:
We change the year in May when the weather is warm enough so the plant survives. We could remove the previous year earlier, but it has never really been an issue. We will continue to plant the current year in May as we have since we started planting the year on the clock in the early 1990s.
We have no plans to do anything dramatically different in Washington Park this year other than remove a couple of dying trees. The floral displays will be similar to (2012) except for the elimination of the use of impatiens due to the downy mildew pathogen that has affected this species.