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Plant Red—Show Your Garden Pride during the Year of the Garden

Inviting all Canadians to plant something red to express their Canadian garden pride and join the Year of the Garden 2022 celebrations.  

Across Canada, the goal is to see the land awash with gardens featuring red, Canada’s colour. Flowers, fruits, shrubs, vegetables—just Plant Red!  From parks to playgrounds, front yards, back yards, balconies, baskets, boulevards and planters, wherever there’s an empty space, there is room to Plant Red and join the celebration of the Year of the Garden 2022!

In 2022, anyone and everyone, including municipalities, organizations, schools, churches, colleges and universities, clubs, businesses, and individuals can participate by planting red and showing their Canadian garden pride. Share photos of what you have planted on YOTG’s social media platforms with the hashtag #PlantRed


Plant Red for loved ones lost during the pandemic, for the front-line workers and to show your Canadian Garden Pride.

The Plant Red Campaign is a rallying point that is simple, inclusive, easy, and fun with a positive outcome for whoever participates. A fun way to acknowledge how gardens and gardening have contributed and continue to contribute so much to our life and who we are.

WHEN: March 20 to December 31, 2022


Everywhere in Canada, indoor or outdoor. Inviting all Canadians to join Canada’s biggest garden and gardening celebration, the Year of the Garden 2022 and Plant Red!

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Photo: Scherbinator, depositphotos

Garden writer and blogger, author of more than 60 gardening books, the laidback gardener, Larry Hodgson, lives and gardens in Quebec City, Canada. The Laidback Gardener blog offers more than 2,500 articles to passionate home gardeners, always with the goal of demystifying gardening and making it easier for even novice gardeners. If you have a gardening question, enter it in Search: the answer is probably already there!

1 comment on “Plant Red—Show Your Garden Pride during the Year of the Garden

  1. In 1976, red, white and blue were prominent colors here in America, and there was more floral color than ever before!

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