Art Knapps Home and Garden Prince George Launches FireSmart Landscaping Program – Prince George Daily News

Participating garden centers across the province, including Art Knapps in Prince George, are offering FireSmart Plant tags, helping shoppers know which plants are fire resistant.

FireSmart BC announced the launch of a FireSmart Landscaping Center and a planting program at more than 30 garden centers across the province, including Art Knapps Home and Garden in Prince George, to help British Columbians make informed choices about how to manage their lawns. and their gardens and increase their resilience to forest fires.

The online FireSmart Landscaping Center is a comprehensive place to learn fire-resistant vegetation and landscaping practices, with an interactive tool on fire-resistant plants, downloadable landscape guideas well as a list of participating garden centres. The plant-in-store program visually shows gardeners which plants are considered more fire resistant at the point of purchase through visible labels and signs.

“We need to re-examine which plants can become fire hazards,” says Brian Minter, Master Gardner and leading gardening expert in British Columbia. “With great resources like the FireSmart Landscaping Guide and local experts, we have all the resources we need to make our landscapes much more FireSmart. You don’t need to be an expert.

See the full video of Minter discussing FireSmart landscaping here: https://firesmartbc.ca/landscaping-hub/ and listen to Minter on the latest FireSmart BC podcast episode.

“By making strategic choices in your yard, you can increase your property’s wildfire resistance,” said Kelsey Winter, chair of the BC FireSmart Committee. “Landscaping is a simple and effective way to protect your property ahead of wildfire season.”

Learn more about all the elements of FireSmart Landscaping by watching this short video: https://firesmartbc.ca/resource/firesmart-bc-launches-landscaping-hub-plant-program/

Physical copies of the FireSmart BC Landscaping Guide are now available for pickup at participating garden centers and can be downloaded at FireSmartBC.ca/landscape center. The program complements the Canadian Garden Council’s proclamation that 2022 is the Year of the Garden, celebrating the centennial of the ornamental horticulture sector in Canada and honoring the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Landscape Nurseries Association.

Dora W. Clawson