Bare to beautiful, to business

The Barriere Communities in Bloom committee is a small and dedicated group of locals

On May 25, at 10 a.m., the local Communities in Bloom committee members will be planting all the beautiful and colourful flowers that will decorate our community for the summer.

The Communities in Bloom committee is a small and dedicated group of locals and we’d really like to invite you to help out with the planting. It will be a planting party! If you have any idea which end of a plant is up, come help us plant. Every day when you drive by you’ll be able to say “I made it beautiful!”

If you’re not really into the planting but are strong, we also need help carrying plants and toting water. Your help will be totally appreciated…and you’re likely to have some fun too.

Come meet us anytime after 10am. We’ll be the ones buzzing around wearing white, red and green t-shirts with the Communities in Bloom logo on them.

What are we planting?

Well private community members greenhouses in the area have been growing hundreds and hundreds of marigolds. They’ve been slaving over them planting seeds, repotting seedlings, watering, etc., for weeks and weeks now. We’ve also generously received donations to help out with other needs. Thanks so much to those of you who have helped out that way.

We really appreciate all the extra effort the local businesses are putting in this year too. It’s going to be a four bloom year!

In addition to the planting party on May 25, 2013, town councillors are teaming up with local businesses to compete to see who will come up with the most beautiful and innovative planting. If you’re a local business and want to get your pick of the councillors and mayor, call the District Office now…or just haul one down when you see them on the street and start planning.  The plantings have to be completed on or before June 12, 2013 so they have time to get bushy before the judges get here in mid-July.

The plantings can include recycling, promoting a product, an innovative design, etc. It’s really up to you as a team.  All businesses can participate, even home based businesses.