#ygkChallenge: Celebrate Kingston Blooms

ygkchallenge, Kingston Blooms, Ontario

The #ygkChallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston (and the world) a slightly better place to live, work and play.

This week’s #ygkChallenge encourages you to:

Participate in Kingston Blooms. Kingston Blooms is the city’s annual celebration of local green thumbs, whose tireless efforts help keep Kingston both beautiful and green.  The initiative aims to “recognize the efforts of those who put their hearts and souls into lining our streets and neighbourhoods with gorgeous plants and flowers”.  Judges score residential, commercial/community and “junior” gardens based upon the following criteria: overall design and appearance, choice and quality of plants, water conservation, health of plants, cleanliness and tidiness, lack of weeds as well as plants that attract birds and insects.  Check out the complete rules and be sure to enter your garden by the deadline (midnight Friday, July 10th).

Join us in completing this week’s #ygkchallenge by liking it on Facebook and/or re-Tweeting it on Twitter. By liking and sharing, you’re not only committing to doing something great, but you’re also helping us spread the word and hopefully encouraging others to participate.

Photo credit to Memories Done Wonderfully via our Flickr group.

Harvey Kirkpatrick

Harvey Kirkpatrick is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. His features curiously explore urban planning, what if scenarios, the local food scene and notable Kingstonians. Loves playing tourist and listening to rap music. Learn more about Harvey...

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