Itís time to 'bloom' in Westlake

Greg Kolarik's yard was awarded "Best in Bloom" as the overall first-place winner last year. Photo by Bob Parry

Spring is here and planning has begun for the 2014 Westlake in Bloom Community Beautification Program. We will again showcase the beautiful landscaping and gardens of residences and businesses in Westlake. As in previous years, we anticipate many lovely gardens deserving of oohs and aahs, along with one or two spectacular gardens that really stand out. 

Westlake residents and business owners can enter their gardens in one of 21 categories, which will be judged in July and awards in each category will be presented at a ceremony on August 13 at LaCentre. Many photos of the winning gardens will be on display that evening.

Entry forms can be downloaded from the city’s website at and mailed to Westlake in Bloom, City of Westlake, 27700 Hilliard Blvd., Westlake, OH 44145, or dropped off at the reception desk at Westlake City Hall. Entry forms are also available at any of these Westlake garden centers: Cahoon Nursery, Dean’s Greenhouse, Gale’s Westlake Garden Center, or Plant Crafters. Deadline for entries to be received is Friday, June 27, at 5 p.m. 

Every Hilliard Boulevard flower box, Evergreen Cemetery Memorial Fence garden, and Adopt-a-Bed garden will be entered automatically in the judging. As the weather gets warmer and your garden planning progresses, please remember to pick up or print out an entry form and enter your garden in the 2014 Westlake in Bloom Program. This just may be your year to win!

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Volume 6, Issue 10, Posted 9:40 AM, 05.13.2014