Garden of Hope Planted in Petrolia
Petrolia will be awash in red and white flowers and plants this summer, but one downtown garden will be bright yellow and known as the Petrolia Garden of Hope.
The “Garden of Hope” idea is one that is gaining traction across Canada and beyond, with the idea to see the land awash with gardens featuring yellow, the international colour of hope.
The professional trade association of Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA) first endeavours is the Hope is Growing campaign, in partnership with Garden Centres Canada, are encouraging Canadians to plant gardens of hope for 2021 and featuring the colour yellow. From coast to coast, the goal is to create front yards, boulevards and playgrounds brimming with yellow flowers, foliage, and vegetables.
You can take part by planting your Hope Garden and sharing it on social media, and by looking for Hope is Growing displays at participating retail garden centres.
Petrolia in Bloom volunteers have chosen the garden in front of the plaza with Johnny G’s Pizza and Wise Guys Inc. as the home for this bright and vibrant yellow garden.
Dave Menzies, Director of Facilities and Community Services said, “It has truly been a difficult fourteen months for Petrolia residents and our intention is that this bright yellow garden will be a ray of sunshine that people can enjoy on their own time and reflect on their hope for the future. Canadians took up gardening in record numbers last year and so far, the trend is continuing in 2021.
Signs will be in the garden so that residents and visitors will understand the significance.