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CiB Yard of the Week – 2017
Week 9 – 216 Cypress – The front yard is well maintained with a variety of shrubs and accent planters filled with beautiful blooms. The back yard is neat and tidy with an attractive patio with many colourful flowers in pots and hanging baskets.
Week 8 – 508 Claustre – This home and yard is just really cared for – right from the grass and plantings to trimming the trees & hedges. Also the back alley is as neat & tidy as the front. Very Pretty Yard!
Week 7 – 320 Highway 21 – This yard is absolutely bursting with beautiful colours, numerous pots, long wall planters, etc. It has the red and white them in some pots as well. You can see the whole property from the street as there really isn’t a backyard. It is taken up by a garage and a large covered patio. The owner spends a great deal of time each year selecting the plants. We love his yearly display of vibrant colours which are all selected with a gardener’s care. The curb appeal is very pleasing to the eye.
Week 6 – #5, 4th Avenue – This home was selected as the CiB Yard of the Week because of how neat and tidy it is. Everything is so well trimmed and pruned, and the shrubs are well edged. The property owner has installed rain barrels, and even the garbage bins are all neatly lined up.
Week 5 – 108 Herbert – The front is shaded and is part grass and part bark mulch with rocks and decorative objects, all nicely done. The back has beautiful flowers and grass, is very tidy and it a true oasis. It is a lovely yard.
Week 4 – 315 Marsh – This yard is well kept and beautifully maintained front & back. It is always capped off with lovely seasonal decorations.
Week 3 – 509 Walsh – It is always neat & well cared for. His roses in the front are given the best attention every season & always bloom beautifully. The back yard, visible from the street, is well maintained & is now blooming too!
Week 2 – 201 Hood – Eye-catching older yard attractively redone. It is on a corner lot with space for rocks, gravel, trees and lawn. Neatly fenced back yard with garden, shrubs and lots of room for further development. This yard is well kept, clean and tidy.
Week 1 – 113 Lonsdale – The yard took on a transformation of some new and a little of this and a little of that. Some grass has been reintroduced where there was stone both front and back. A whitty pelican has landed in front amoung some well placed rocks. There are also some delightful little raccoons playing as a family in and amoungst a stump and some rocks out front as well. Would have liked to have seen some more red and white in plant choices but is still tastefully done. The rest of the yard is very well kept.
CiB Business of the Month – 2017
August – Cutting Edge – “We chose Cutting Edge for many reasons . . . The business is very appealing when you drive by. The front of the business (streetscape) is neat and tidy, the windows and front door are always sparkling shiny, there are beautiful flower pots, a sidewalk to the front door, well-manicured green grass and landscape ties, and a catchy business sign on the front of the building . . . all add to the appeal of the business. The yard and parking area is also well taken care of and organized, vehicles are parked orderly, garbage is contained, the yard overall is very well maintained.”
July – Post Office – “We chose to select the Maple Creek Canada Post Office as the Business of the Month for the Community in Bloom initiative. The Post Office has undergone vast streetscape appeal improvements over the past couple years and continue to beautify their grounds. Along with the blooming floral display out front, picnic benches and a wood-constructed gazebo along the north side, repair work to the staircase completed, and the heritage of the building being maintained, the Post Office has become an attractive spot in the downtown heritage district. This award is well-deserved, good work!”
June – Maple Creek Landfill – We the staff at B & A Petroleum have chosen the Maple Creek Landfill for “Business of the Month”. We based our decision on all the great improvements Lynn and his staff have done to the landfill. The flowers, trees, bird houses, garden pots, golf course and the lights have all been a tremendous addition to ones first impression of our local landfill. The landfill is neat with organized structure and along with all of these extra additions deserves recognition by our local community. Hats off to all the hard work that has been put into making our local landfill and much more appealing place.
Maple Creek Receives 5 of 5 Blooms in 2016 National Competition
The Maple Creek Communities in Bloom Steering Committee received 5 out of 5 blooms in the 2016 CiB National Competition with special recognition for “Main Street Redevelopment”!! Thank you everyone who worked so hard this past year to make Maple Creek a more appealing place to visit, to live and to do business!!
CiB Yard of the Week – 2016
Week 9-111 Myers Crescent: I chose this yard to be featured this week because my neighbours give me a beautiful view every day! The flower bed in the front is a variety of plants, all sizes, types and colours. What a pleasure to see them all in their glorious splendour. They work hard to keep the yard neat and tidy all season The lawn is always trimmed and green, which makes a fine canvas for the big oval flower bed and pine tree. Well done!
Week 7 – 302 Marsh Street: This shady yard combines manicured lawns with well-placed rock and mulch beds, creating a yard that is appealing and diverse. Add a couple of flag pins and you’re ready to golf! The landscape is accented with a wooden wishing well and several tall cedars, as well as artfully-arranged pots and bright, blooming flower beds. Well done!
Week 6 – 426 Claustre Avenue: Look what you can do in “about a year” when you bring a new house to an older lot. The owners managed to save the existing trees, plant a brand new lawn and add some colourful flower pots. We are excited to see what you do next year.
Week 5 – 604 Griffin Street: The bright and beautiful yard at 604 Griffin features incredible landscaping – no wonder it was chosen to be the yard of the week! This yard features some spectacular flower arrangements. Another great feature is the winding rock path accented with driftwood and boulder sized stones that weaves through the front lawn. This yard really brightens the neighborhood, and helps make Maple Creek one of the most beautiful small towns in Canada. Excellent job!
Week 4 – 201 Cypress Street: Drive by 201 Cypress and see why it was chosen as yard of the week! This yard boasts well tended trees, shrubs, winding beds with a variety of perennials and potted plants. Home built arbor, planters and water wheel help create this stunning corner lot. Xeriscaping along the side yard is hoe to three red and white handmade giant wooden chairs and pots loaded with colourful annuals. For a little surprise go by after dark and see this garden oasis light up. Great job!
Week 3 – 308 Parsons Avenue: A variety of shrubs, colorful perennials as well as potted plants create an attractive curb appeal at 308 Parson Avenue. In addition, on the alley side, perennials are planted along the fence, adding to the overall beauty of this property and giving it the honour of Yard of the Week. Well done!
Week 2 – 22 Harrigan Crescent was chosen as yard of the week for its vibrant, well tended flower beds, unique planters and neatly trimmed trees and shrubs. The colorful front flowers stand out against a backdrop of sumac which screen and protect the front of the house. Water conservation is paid heed to with the use of mulch and gravel and a rain barrel. Always neat and tidy, the back fence encloses wide bands of perennials, bushes and trees. Clematis, daisies, lilies and colorful poppies are currently in bloom. The stunning metal tiger lilies that grace the back of this property are work a second look.
Week 1 – 113 Lonsdale was chosen as yard of the week as it is always neat and well tended. It combines the best of xeriscaping but also includes plantings of drought tolerant material. Plantings have been thoughtfully placed right around areas where down spout occur to take full advantage of any rainfall. This yard is very welcoming even though xeriscaping can sometimes be stark and cold.