Drought tolerant gardening is the focus for the annual Barriere Blooms contest which is focusing on encouraging District of Barriere gardeners to plant drought tolerant plants into their flower beds and garden containers. Called xeriscaping, the practice of designing gardens and landscapes to reduce or eliminate the need for irrigation. This includes the use of water efficient plants, a limitation of lawn turf to essential areas only, efficient irrigation, soil amendments, and the use of mulches.
Councilor Donna Kibble advises prize money has been donated to encourage entries into the specified categories;
• Best Business – $100 1st prize – donated by Councilor Al Fortin
• Kid’s Garden – 1st $50, 2nd $30, 3rd $20 – donated by Mayor Ward Stamer
• Selfie Diary with Best Resident Gardening Project – $200 1st prize – donated by District of Barriere, $100 2nd prize – donated by DOB Ultilities Manager Ian Crosson
• Best Council Member Planter
Entry forms can be found on the District of Barriere website at www.barriere.ca.
Once you have completed your entry form it can be dropped off to the district office by placing in the available drop box at: The Ridge, 4936 Barriere Town Road; or email your entry to: email@example.com.