Helping the Environment one Garden at a Time
Canada Blooms highlights the importance of rain gardens and storm water conservation. From the dawn of agriculture, rain has played an essential role in the lives of farmers and gardeners by aiding in the growth of crops and flowers.
Fresh rainwater provides vital nutrients that will ensure the health and longevity of your garden while protecting the environment and this year, visitors to Canada Blooms will learn how simple it is for homeowners to harvest this vital resource and create their very own rain garden.
“Rain gardens are a brilliant concept,” says Terry Caddo, General Manager of Canada Blooms. “By creating some small adjustments in your home garden you can not only create a fuller, lush garden, but you will also help improve water quality in nearby bodies of water and ease the strain on our environment.”
Rain gardens are natural or man-made rainwater runoffs that allow storm water to be soaked into the ground and plants rather than flowing into storm drains. By diverting the water that would eventually drain out to local rivers, lakes or to the sea, rain gardens help prevent erosion, water pollution and flooding.
Parklane Nurseries, a leader in the rain garden movement, will be on-hand at Canada Blooms, which is running from March 11th to 20th at the Exhibition Place in Toronto, to educated visitors about rain gardens and to help them conceptualize their own rain garden at home.
“Canada Blooms is thrilled to be at the forefront of this important initiative,” says Caddo. “We believe in this cause and want to drive awareness to the importance of storm water conservation and highlight how simple it is for people to create their own rain garden space that is both functional and attractive.”
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