Year of the Garden 2022

Our Invitation to All Canadian Municipalities Communities in Bloom and the Canadian Garden Council invite municipalities to proclaim 2022 as the Year of the Garden for their citizens to acknowledge all the benefits that Gardens and Gardening provide. By joining Canada’s celebration of the Year of the Garden 2022 municipalities will demonstrate leadership, and inspire […]

Hello, Yellow – All Season Long

Hello, Yellow – All Season Long These beautiful varieties can share hope and inspiration winter, spring, summer or fall. Taking part in the #hopeisgrowing challenge is sure to bring a positive, peaceful change to your life. The act of gardening has been shown to lower stress and anxiety, and people who tend flowers in and […]

News from the Canadian Garden Council

News from the Canadian Garden Council     GARDEN DAYS 2021: June 12-20 – IT’S GARDEN TIME! This year’s Garden Days will again be different from previous years. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live, providing us more time to discover the joys of gardening and garden visits. This year, we will celebrate the […]

Hot tips for the cool season

Hot tips for the cool season Freshen up spring with these pops of colour By Jeff Gibson, Ball Landscape Business Manager When the weather breaks and landscapes burst forth with renewed colour, it lifts our spirits and excites us for the spring season ahead. It’s unfortunate this time of year is so short-lived, but you […]

Fall Behind, Spring Forward

Fall Behind, Spring Forward By Jeff Gibson Ball Seed Landscape Business Manager No, the title of this article doesn’t have to do with changing your clocks back. I’m talking about having our scheduled Fall landscape plantings behind us, and taking the time now to think about your Spring and Summer plantings for 2021. But you […]

Gardening in the classroom!

Gardening in the classroom! In light of Covid-19, the Nutrient for Life Foundation is still reaching out to students in the classroom. In early October, Regional Manager Kent Lewarne was invited into Crystal City Early Years School, Manitoba. Kent worked with Mrs. Leadbeater to ensure all of the activities followed their Covid-19 school protocols to […]

Grazie mille a Cervia !

Grazie mille a Cervia ! Città Giardino – Maggio in Fiore The Comune di Cervia was, in 2015, the first community to be officially nominated by Comuni Fioriti to represent Italy in the Communities in Bloom International Challenge.  Cervia won its category and was awarded 5 Blooms Silver. Cervia is well known in Europe for […]

Town of Castor Benefits from Green Jobs Initiative

The Town of Castor, Alberta offers many outdoor spaces – including the community’s walking trails, fish pond, and creek. This summer, these spaces were maintained and beautified for residents and visitors to enjoy. Thanks to funding from the CPRA’s Green Jobs Initiative, which is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Summer Work Experience […]

Parks, Trails and COVID 19

Well the year 2020 will be a year we will remember for a very long time. It feels like we went to bed and woke up to a completely different world. This new world we woke up to significantly changed how we managed our daily life. It didn’t just change our lives in Canada but […]

Wentworth Come Alive Outside

Think of your favourite childhood memories…chances are they involved being outside.  Connecting with nature by working, playing and living outdoors is an essential part of our nature.  We somehow feel more alive, our senses more acute to the many compelling attractions of being outside.  When we recall those childhood memories, we’re doing things…really living…outside. Today’s […]

A.M.A. Horticulture Inc. – Saving Water for the City of Edmonton

Hanging baskets make cities beautiful, but they often require a lot of water. And that doesn’t come cheap. It costs taxpayers, and the environment. The City of Edmonton turned to A.M.A. for an innovative solution that’s helping them save on water, labour and fertilizer costs. Dorothy Jedrasik is the Crew Leader at the Muttart Conservatory […]