Amherst Island Blooms (AI Blooms) is a recognition program for any resident (whether permanent or seasonal) that encourages and rewards your efforts to beautify your front garden as seen from the road. By recognizing efforts spent on front garden plantings, we hope to encourage residents to put some thought into how your individual efforts benefit this wonderful place we all call home. Whether you have beds, borders, containers or any combination thereof, as long as it can be seen from the road, it all counts!
Nominations open June 1st and close by July 1st (Canada Day). The nomination can be from anyone and self-nomination is permitted. Nomination forms will be available sometime in May.
This initiative is for all islanders, no matter how green your thumbs might be! AI Blooms is not concerned with back gardens, only the gardens that can be seen from the
road. Plantings can be annual or perennial flowers, shrubs or trees, vegetables, fruit – it is totally up to the property owner. Emphasis is on participation!
Assuming the drive-by assessment indicates that a reasonable effort has been spent towards gardening then the property will be awarded an AI Blooms recognition marker with the year inscribed on it.
We hope this gets your gardening ideas percolating. Additional details to come! To hear more about AI Blooms and join in the discussion, please tune into CJAI 92.1 FM on Monday mornings between 8:30-9:00 am.