Home Gar­den Sesqui­cen­ten­nial Con­test

Show your Cana­dian spirit with flow­ers and trees

Ontario 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 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!

Win­ning en­tries will

• Be cov­ered in an is­sue of the Local Gar­dener se­ries of mag­a­zines

• Be cel­e­brated through­out our ex­ten­sive dig­i­tal net­work (Face­book, Twit­ter, Pin­ter­est, In­sta­gram)

• Be in­ter­viewed on our ra­dio show

• And win one of a list of prod­uct prizes to be pub­lished later

There will be five 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, trees, shrubs or a combo of any ot these.

3. Gar­den­ers are asked to sub­mit a 250 to 300 word de­scrip­tion of the theme and the in­spi­ra­tion 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.

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