Show your Cana­dian spirit with flow­ers and trees

Manitoba Gardener Magazine - - LOCAL DIRT -

Man­i­toba, Al­berta and On­tario Gar­dener are join­ing to­gether to cre­ate a cross Canada gar­den con­test open to all gar­den­ers wish­ing to cel­e­brate Canada’s 150th An­niver­sary in 2017. All you have to do to en­ter is to cre­ate a gar­den, gar­den bed or con­tainer gar­den themed on some­thing that cel­e­brates Canada’s 150th birth­day! Send us a pho­to­graph of your cre­ation be­fore Fri­day, June 23, 2017. Winners will be an­nounced on Canada Day!

There will be six lev­els of en­try: (1.) Very small gar­den in a con­fined space or bal­cony. (2.) Con­tainer gar­den: i.e. one con­tainer or several. (3.) Small home gar­den in a city. (4.) Large home gar­den in a city. (5.) Large coun­try home/farm gar­den. (6.) Gar­dens us­ing trees and/or shrubs.

The gar­dens will be judged by a na­tional panel of gar­den ex­perts ac­cord­ing to the fol­low­ing cri­te­ria: (1.) Gar­den must sym­bol­ize Canada’s sesqui­cen­ten­nial in some way. It does not have to be red and white. (2.) Gar­dens can use an­nu­als, peren­ni­als, shrubs, trees or a com­bi­na­tion. (3.) Gar­den­ers are asked to sub­mit a 250 to 300 word de­scrip­tion of the theme and the think­ing be­hind it. (4.) Gar­den­ers should in­clude a sketch of their plan. (5.) A head and shoul­ders photo of the gar­dener and a brief de­scrip­tion about the per­son (150 words) and their gar­den­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

Start plan­ning your en­try and stay tuned for more in­for­ma­tion!

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