Arthur pushes back gardening competition deadline

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FILE PHOTO - Communities in Bloom international judges in Charlottetown.

Deadline for nominations has been moved to July 31 to provide more time for businesses and residents to clean up properties

Make Charlottetown Bloom is giving residents in the city time to recover from tropical storm Arthur.

The deadline for nominations has been moved to July 31 to provide more time for businesses and residents to clean up their properties.

The delayed deadline will allow an extra two weeks to submit a nomination form for the gardening competition.

Make Charlottetown Bloom is designed to reward those who maintain buildings and landscapes within city limits. Businesses and residents can self-nominate or nominate someone else.

The prize for first place is a decorative plaque stone while the runnerup gets a decorative shelf stone.

Entries are judged based on design, variety, colour, unique features and maintenance. Some of the categories include commercial (business, institutional and apartment properties); flower gardens; edible gardens; neighbourhood pride; and environmentally friendly gardens, such as those requiring low maintenance and limited use of water.

Judging will take place Aug. 2-16. The results will be shared at an awards ceremony on Sept. 11. Nomination forms can be picked up at City Hall. Contest rules are available at www.Charlottetown.ca by clicking on the Communities in Bloom button.

For more information, contact the mayor’s office at 902-566-5548 or email Jill Stewart at jstewart@charlottetown.ca.

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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