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Mark Cullen and his son, Ben, are encouraging us to plant gardens of hope featuring the colour yellow.  For example, forsythia, sunflowers, Jerusalem artichoke (can be invasive), Golden Delight summer squash, and marigolds.

Hope is growing in 2021. It’s truly a refreshing theme after a difficult last year. Canadians are ready to start looking up — and that includes gardeners.

That is why Communities in Bloom has embraced “Hope is Growing” as the banner for their 2021 campaign.

What is Communities in Bloom? It is a celebration of urban environmental sustainability across Canada. CIB is a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organization that partners with municipalities to enhance residential and public spaces.

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