Brainerd residents are encouraged to enter their garden in the Brainerd in Bloom contest.
Brainerd in Bloom, a pilot project this year, was developed to encourage the beautification of the city of Brainerd through the use of plants. The contest is for residential and non-residential sites within the city limits of Brainerd. There are six categories that include: Shade gardens, container gardens, flower gardens, water gardens, native gardens and rain gardens. To qualify, all gardens entered in the contest must be visible from public areas.
Contest application forms are available at the Crow Wing County extension office, the Northland Arboretum and at the Brainerd Lakes Chamber office by the water tower. Forms also are available at www.extension.umn.edu/county/crowwing/mg. Completed application forms can be dropped off or mailed to the Northland Arboretum, 14250 Conservation Drive, Brainerd. Applications must be received by July 15.
The top five selected applications in each category will be visited by the judges. Judging will take place the week of July 26.
For more information on the contest contact Jackie Froemming, county extension educator, at 824-1068 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
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