Late July, and the Bloom’s efforts are in fully display in planters, flower boxes and municipal gardens. The 2nd year of the garden at the Spring has exploded in the past couple of weeks with flowers attracting dozens of pollinators. The beauty of the window boxes at the Museum, with their simple gardens of coleus, never fail to make me smile.
Thank you on behalf of those of us who live, work and visit Westport.
This spring, Westport in Bloom members shared their gardening knowledge and landscaping gifts at the spring. They redesigned the gardens including building a new pollinator garden and covered the full cost of the project. If you are not certain of the “what” and “why” regarding pollinator gardens, here is a link to David Suzuki for more info. https://davidsuzuki.org/queen-of-green/create-pollinator-friendly-garden-birds-bees-butterflies/
I spent some time at the spring this morning and was thrilled to see all of the “pollinators” busy in the garden. Many different types of moths, butterflies and humming birds were busy taking care of business and I managed to be quick enough (only once!) for the top photo below.
Councillor Jackalyn Brady chairs the Westport in Bloom committee and has been a member since 2003. Her hard working and creative members contribute beauty to the Village in many ways. The hanging flower baskets, flower planters, gardens at the entrances to the Village, Library and Information Centre are some of their other efforts. All of this work is done by volunteers. Please take a moment to thank them next time you have the opportunity. The members are: Jackalyn Brady (Council Member and Chair), Danielle Tapin, Delvalle Lewis, Betty Jo MacDougall, Donna Easter, Barbara Weir, Peggy Thompson, Janette Auer.
Thank you for making some important changes at the spring. Old gardens have been replaced and a new pollinator garden has been established. This is a wonderful improvement that will have positive effects on our environment. Bring on the heat!
On behalf of Council and everyone who lives, works and visits the Village, please accept our thanks – the flower boxes, gardens and hanging baskets were absolutely stunning this year! The colours and the sheer bounty of the arrangements provided such natural beauty in our Village.
I have just returned from Italy, where the warm Mediterranean climate keeps its flowers in full bloom even now. The contrast was so stark today when I noted that fall clean-up is underway and that the boxes and baskets had been removed. Thank you again for all of your hard work.
On that note, I leave you with a smile. A quote from Elizabeth Maud Montgomery, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” Happy Autumn.
Thank you for all of your hard work, year after year, in the beautification of our Village. The hanging plants look great. The heart felt thank yous go to those volunteers who have spent countless hours in the dirt building up our gardens. They are all stunning and the Library and Information Centre have never looked this professional. Well done, well done.