The square looks great with the return of the planters full of flowers for the summer season.  Memorial Day weekend had Windy Hill Greenhouse planting and placing flowers around the square.  Thanks to all the businesses of Hope and Main Street of Hope for helping beautify our downtown. I got the flowers for Deckard Tool's planters at Duck Creek Gardens; they had nearly sold out this year. There are going to be some beautiful gardens in Hope this year.  It saddens me the big planters inside the square are still empty, but it does seem wasteful to fill them with no one to see them.  The shelter house is open again, but the playground remains closed off.  The first two cruise-ins of the year have also been cancelled; they were scheduled for June 4th and July 3rd.  Further cruise-ins will be addressed on a month by month basis.  El Jefe has reopened for dine in service, if you need a margarita in these trying times.  Willow leaves has also reopened, and the Corner Cafe remains open for take out only.  Don't let the lack of dine in service stop you from picking up an ice cream.  The ice cream window is open, and you can check out the pretty flowers while you enjoy it.  I hear the plan is to have mums in the big planters for this fall.  Let's cross our fingers Heritage Days happens, because where flowers bloom, so does Hope.