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Home & Harvest Great Garden Contest
Calling all gardeners! Fall, the brief finale to the growing season, is a beautiful time to show off your garden in all its autumn glory. Rusting leaves, nodding anemones, fall vegetables, gourds or fall-blooming bulbs. Share photos of your garden, lawn, window box, planter, garden bed, or whole garden – flowers or vegetables. Three finalists will be chosen, and their photos will be published in The Outlook and displayed at the West Vancouver Community Centre lobby during this year’s Pumpkin Fest celebrations to be held on Oct. 5 and 6.
The winner will be announced at Pumpkin Fest on Oct. 6 and will receive “The Great Canadian Fall Garden Cleanup” ($500 value) from Great Canadian Landscaping.
Give your garden that extra TLC, and email your photos to email@example.com with the subject “Great Garden Contest.” Check out Home & Harvest and other events that are part of Pumpkin Fest at westvanpumpkinfest.ca. Pumpkin Fest is a fundraising event of the West Vancouver Community Centres Society. All proceeds benefit the West Vancouver Community Centre.
Garden Tips of the Week
Get Pruning! It’s time to go through your fall gardening checklist to get your garden ready for winter. According to Jason Black of Great Canadian Landscaping, fall is a great time to prune, plant and clean up. “From fall through spring, your plants are in their dormant stage. It’s important to get your pruning done before the cold weather hits.”
• Prune down your perennials, such as hostas and daisies.
• Prune your hedges – cedars, laurels and yews will be better at springtime if excess weight is removed.
• Pull weeds before they go to seed to reduce the number of weeds next year.
• Add compost or manure to garden beds.
• Cleanup leaves to avoid rotting of turf below.
Look for more gardening tips next week, and check out the Home & Harvest section of the Pumpkin Fest on Oct. 6 at the West Vancouver Community Centre. Check out westvanpumpkinfest.ca.