Whatcom in Bloom is a community beautification project. The annual awards ceremony was held last month. The competition begins in June each year, and runs through the summer.
The award categories include garden open to view, ecologically sound gardens, container gardens, community gardens and many more. Entrants may win first place two years in a row, and then must take a year off from that category to encourage widespread participation.
For information on the program, contact Darla Smith with Parks and Recreation at 360/733-2900. Photos courtesy of Whatcom County Parks and Recreation.