Add a little colour to your business

City of St. Catharines press release – Want to add a little colour to your business this summer? The City of St. Catharines and the City’s Green Advisory Committee can help.

Businesses can sponsor professionally designed and planted 27-inch pots filled with colourful flowers and plants for out front of their stores, offices and other businesses.

“The flower pots are always very popular and the program is a great way to grow community pride, liven up our streets and make them more beautiful and friendly,” says Ilyse Norton, the City’s development horticultural technician.

Sponsorship fees for flower pots are as follows: $84.70 for one flower pot, $159.15 for two, $222.15 for three and $274.85 for four. Fees cover the cost of the planter, soil, the plants and fertilizer. Businesses are responsible for watering and maintaining the pots throughout the season.

“We look forward to partnering with local businesses through the flower pot program again this year,” said Norton. “We know a strong sense of community pride is key for a more prosperous St. Catharines and the flower pots play a role in making the Garden City a beautiful, friendly place we can all take pride in.”

An online flower pot sponsorship form is available at Orders are due Friday, May 24 at 4 p.m. Businesses ordering flower pots should specify whether they would like pots for sun or shade and include the following information: contact person and phone number; name of business; address for billing and for delivery; specific location for pots to be delivered; and number of pots.

Flower pots will be delivered in late spring and picked up in early fall. Contact Norton for more information or to participate in the flower pot program at



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