Yard of the Week competition begins its sixth season

Published on Wed, May 2, 2012 by Debbie Harger

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The Blaine is Beautiful Committee will soon begin its sixth season recognizing the beautiful yards and gardens with a Yard of the Week award.  All yards and gardens within the city limits of Blaine including Semiahmoo are considered for the weekly award from May 17 to September 20. 

Administered by the city of Blaine, the Yard of the Week program encourages gardening efforts which create beautification in the city. 

The committee considers all types of gardens for the award, such as container gardens, flower boxes, vegetable gardens, rock or water gardens, or any variety of landscaping that creates beauty visible from the street. The committee does a drive-by tour of the nominated yards and has criteria to rate them to select the Yard of the Week Award. 

The award winner is honored with a Blaine is Beautiful sandwich board sign for the week, an award certificate, and recognition in The Northern Light and on the city of Blaine website at www.cityofblaine.com.

The committee also encourages nominations from the community. If there is a yard you admire within the city or you would like to nominate your own yard, please contact Debbie Harger at 360/543-9982. Committee Members this year include June Auld (Master Gardener), Wally Greenough (Master Gardener), Susan Hollarn, Sarah Drake, Cheryl Fischer and Sandi Miller.