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We are resilient!

Updated: Jan 10, 2023

The City of Mississauga invited residents to submit images representing climate change and climate action in the city. Here's what Blooming Boulevards president Jeanne McRight submitted, which will be displayed in the city's We Are Resilient exhibit.

2022 Locations:

  • Community Common Park - September 16, 2022 to November 13, 2022

  • Mississauga City Hall - November 16, 2022 to January 6, 2023

Why all the Attention?

A few years ago I put our struggling lawn out of its misery and created a native wildflower garden that expanded to the boulevard strip. I learned that these drought- and salt-tolerant perennials, which were planted to change with the seasons, attract butterflies, bees and birds. Neighbours share my delight and established boulevard gardens of their own. Soon I was chatting with dog-walkers, stroller-pushers, school kids and joggers. Why all the attention? Finally I figured it out: an accessible garden, seen up close, allows passersby to touch silky petals and wooly leaves, smell fragrances, collect seeds and spot a monarch chrysalis. I made the garden and tend it with care, but it’s not mine: it belongs to our Mississauga community.


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