Wood Buffalo Communities in Bloom
Flower of the Year
By popular vote, the 2019 Flower of the Year for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is the Pansy!
Look for your free packet of Flower of the Year seeds at various community events throughout the summer.
Start seeds indoors or outdoors after last frost. Plant seeds 5mm deep in moist soil. Transplant seedlings outdoors after root system is established. Select a cool area with partial sun. Plant in rich, moist, and well-drained soil.
Water plant regularly. Use an all-purpose fertilizer once in the Spring. Remove dead flowers to encourage new blooms.
Grows 3 to 6 inches tall. Perfect as bedding or container plant. Pansies are edible flowers. Harvest flower when fully bloomed for consumption.
Did you know?
Pansies are edible flowers! Add them to your dishes for an extra pop of colour!
Beautifying Wood Buffalo
Wood Buffalo Communities in Bloom is encouraging residents and businesses to beautify their home or storefront through the Nominate Your Neighbour and Business Beautification programs.
The Nominate Your Neighbour Program is an opportunity for residents to recognize homes for their vibrant landscapes, floral displays, and overall efforts to brighten our community. This year the program is running in collaboration with the Scotts Canada’s Miracle-Gro Best Garden Program. Winning residents will receive a Miracle-Gro gift package and have photos of their gardens featured by Communities in Bloom and Scotts Canada.
“We’re looking for residents to nominate homes that have taken that little extra effort to beautify their neighbourhood.” said Deanne Tomlinson, Chair of the Wood Buffalo Communities in Bloom Committee.
Nominations for The Nominate Your Neighbour Program will be accepted online at rmwb.ca/NYN from June 15 to August 15.
Businesses are also encouraged to help brighten our community by participating in the Business Beautification Program. Local businesses must register in the program, then beautify, keep, and maintain their storefront. The winning business will be selected by an online vote.
“An attractive storefront not only promotes a positive image of your business, it brightens our community and appeals to prospective and current customers,” said Deanne Tomlinson.