My parents live just a few minutes from the temple, and a few years ago she asked the temple president why there were no flowers at the temple like you see at other temples. Next thing she knew, she was asked to be in charge of planning, ordering, and planting the flowers. And keeping them alive. It's a HUGE project, and she does a great job.
We had originally planned to do the big planting day on the day the storms came through. She had already brought all the flowers to the temple (at least 5 van fulls), so we had to bring all the flats of flowers to their house and protect them in the garage.
(We're pretty sure that's why we were protected during the storms. They plan to always keep some temple flowers in their garage from now on... just as a type of insurance.)
After the storm, planting just didn't seem that important. But she'd already spent all the money on it, that they still had to be taken care of. We were really grateful for the people that came to help plant.
Addy was such a good sport. She hung out in the stroller, in the pack in play, or just toddling around (although the toddling led to a lot of skinned knees).
It took several days, but everything turned out beautiful! I can't wait to see pictures in a few weeks when the flowers have grown a bit.