Government

Plants Love You™ and your community, too.

What do plants have to do with your community? If you are looking for an innovative competitive edge, they can make a significant impact to your municipal tax base.

According to research, plants in a business district can impact a shopper’s decision to patronize a community, by enhancing the beauty of the area and the shopping experience.

Plants will help reduce street maintenance costs. Offset the heat island effect of asphalt and concrete reducing cooling costs for municipal and commercial buildings, and create a more enjoyable urban environment for pedestrians.

For more information and examples about the benefits of using plants as part of your community’s competitive strategy, please follow the links to the appropriate community benefit articles. Every article links you with the Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance association that will help you find the right horticulture professional – grower, retailer, or service provider – to answer questions about plants, how to plant, care for and enjoy them, where to buy them, or who can help you install and maintain them.

    •    Beauty
    •    Environment
    •    Health and Quality of Life
    •    Economic

Each category is organized by specific Plant Types:

    •    Outdoor Flowers
    •    Vegetables and Herbs
    •    Indoor Plants
    •    Cut Flowers  
    •    Trees
    •    Garden and Green Spaces
    •    Lawns