By Anissa Campa
Vibrant flowers and pastel patterns are in full effect this Spring at Chaffey College. As the outdoors welcome us with turquoise skies and balmy temperatures, students, staff and Chaffey’s historical landmark invite the season with floral fashion and sundry coloration. With the Spring semester coming to an end, it may also help to stop and appreciate the calming nature of Earth's treasures in order to ensure healthier brain function and inspire creativity.
Erythrinas, also known as Coral Trees, are tropical and subtropical plants that are commonly known for their excess shade and nitrogen. With heights reaching up to nearly 100 feet, these trees are highly suitable for sunny areas.
Although not native to North America (originally derived from South America), pink and yellow Trumpet Trees require minimal maintenance and flourish exclusively in the summer.
One student carries a contrasting teal and hot pink floral backpack on her way to class.
Ariane Barrientos, 19, stands in front of a Fuchsia Hedging Plant sporting tones of yellow and light-wash denim pants.
Poker Plants, or Kniphofias, are exotic South African plants with spike-like leaves and vibrant colors. With an area of 2-3 feet, these succulent-like plants are hard to miss and likely to survive throughout Fall.
Hannah Orsini, a philosophy major, expresses Spring fashion in patterned lightweight pants, reflective shades and a denim jacket.
Another student matches coral with floral in this version of Spring style.
Imaan Parekh, business major, wears neutral pink and olive green in front of the Panther Express.
Student Body President Travis Alwin, political science and pre-law major, skates in the quad during his free time wearing floral and pastel pink shorts.
Angelic Johnson, 20, smiles as she wears a sunflower headband and blue-tinted mirror shades.