Flower Gardens of Interstate 40
Along Interstate 40 in Western North Carolina between the towns of Morganton and Marion, as you approach the Mountains, are two interchanges that rewrite the term, Highway Beautification. On the approaches on both sides of the overpasses, meticulously cultivated flower beds cover the meadows along the highway.
In one area, Zinnias, Marigolds, Poppies, and a diverse mixture of annuals have been creatively mixed to be balanced and colorful. On the south side of the interchange is a garden made entirely of Marigolds.
At the next interchange heading west, rows of Poppies are a tribute to the highway workers who created them…
Lady Bird Johnson’s legacy is alive and well in the North Carolina Mountains.