Get ready for splashes of color in Rapid City parks

This planter and an identical one will be placed outside of the Parks and Rec office filled with a few of the greenhouses plants. (photo by Miranda O'Bryan)

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - Rapid City's greenhouse specialist and the staff at the Parks and Recreation Department are preparing to bring color back to Rapid City parks and gardens.

For the past several weeks, greenhouse specialist, John Berglund has been nurturing thousands of flowers and plants at the city's greenhouse.

Crews will plant more than 42 types of grasses and flowers, such as angelonia, marigolds, petunias and even banana trees.

Berglund says he has a 17-member crew helping him. Next week, Berglund and city parks crews will begin planting in city parks and entry points.

There will also be a red, white and blue theme at the corner of West Boulevard. and Interstate-190.

Rapid City's greenhouse grows 42 different species of flowers and perennial grasses each year. (photo by Miranda O'Bryan)