The annual Marco in Bloom contest came to a close, as winners received their certificates at the city council meeting on May 18.
This year saw a record number of entries for the contest, which recognizes those who go above and beyond for their landscaping efforts. It is not just a beauty contest, although beauty is a major component. It also uses a criteria based on the use of Florida-friendly components, which helps save water and blends in with our natural environment.
Donna Kay headed up this year’s contest, which is part of the City’s Beautification Committee. “It was so close on many levels, andthere were a record number of entries this year. It was great to see so many participate in an event like this because, in the end, the entire community wins.”
Note: Marriott Resort, Golf Club and Spa won the Commercial division but construction prevented obtaining a photo for inclusion in this article.
“Good planting design does not follow a formula. At best, it allows you to experiment with nature and through nature to make an original statement. As in all of the arts, the best garden designers take risks. Only by taking risks can you come up with something exciting and original.” – James Van Sweden