It was a happy occasion at City Hall as the city’s Beautification Advisory Committee presented the 2021 Marco in Bloom Landscape Awards on Wednesday, May 5 in the Community Meeting Room.
Owners or representatives of five of the winners were presented their beautiful yard signs from Maria Tobin of the Beautification Committee.
The contest is promoted by the Beautification Advisory Committee to recognize property owners for creating beautiful front yard landscapes keeping the tropical character and beauty of the Island, while strengthening its natural resiliency. The Marco in Bloom contest has been promoted since 2011.
Criteria to select the winners include the use of native plants, color and contrast, creativity, water-wise plants, and view from the street. Minimal use of grass is encouraged in order to conserve water, a precious and diminishing commodity on the Island.