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Ottawa prepares for America in Bloom judging

Posted by wlpo on July 16, 2014

Every weed has been pulled in Ottawa as participants in the America in Bloom competition prepare for judging. The city’s public spaces have been turned into well-manicured gardens as part of an effort called Ottawa is Blooming.

Judging is Thursday and Friday and it’s broken into six categories: Heritage Preservation, Overall Impression, Urban Forestry, Landscaped Areas, Floral Displays and Environmental Efforts.

For several years the city has been trying to position itself as a botanical destination.

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