Tending their fairy gardens

Looking for vegetable gardens

Ashcroft Communities in Bloom is looking for local vegetable gardens to enter into a national contest.

Communities in Bloom is on the lookout for Ashcroft resident’s who may have a vegetable garden to be proud of.  As many vegetable gardens are located in people’s back yards they are not visible, and as such, go unnoticed.  We know there are many great gardeners in Ashcroft and we could use a little help in finding out who may have a vegetable garden they are proud of.  This is where you can help.

Scotts, in conjunction with Communities in Bloom, annually awards prizes for residential flower gardens and residential vegetable gardens.  Ashcroft Communities in Bloom are proud of our community gardeners and would love to enter one of our resident’s vegetable gardens into the contest.

If you have a vegetable garden you would like us to consider or you know of someone who has a vegetable garden but is too shy to tell us, please contact Andrea Walker at 250 453 9402.

Ashcroft Communities in Bloom were selected once again to participate in the Scotts Miracle Gro Best Garden Selection program.  CiB members will be touring Ashcroft and will choose 10 local residents honoring them for lovely yards.  Those selected will receive a sign to proudly display in their yard and gardening products from Scotts.   CiB will then choose one of the 10 to enter into the Scotts residential flower garden contest.

The judges for this year’s program will arrive on July 23 and will be judging Ashcroft on July 24th. Remember, Communities in Bloom is about making your community “bloom” and involves being judged in several different categories.  These are Tidiness, Environmental Awareness, Community Involvement, Natural and Cultural Heritage Conservation, Tree/Urban Forest Management, Landscaped Areas, Floral Displays and Turf and Groundcovers.  Judging is done on the entire community including municipal, businesses and residential.  So folks, we are judged as a community.

We are entered into the “Class of Champions” category this year, meaning that we are competing against other previous National winners in the small population class.

Andrea Walker

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