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Re: Bragging allowed?

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  • Subject: Re: Bragging allowed?
  • From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 20:10:19 -0500
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Kudos and congratulations Auralie!   Even more so for the adverse conditions
you had to overcome to pull this off!  Happy for you.

On 10/12/07, Donna <gossiper@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Of course bragging is allowed, would be upset if you didn't tell us!
> Congrats
> on the 10 blues..... and being able to pull off this event with all the
> weather and other issues.
> So what did you enter?
> Donna
> ----- Original
> Message ----
> From: "Aplfgcnys@aol.com" <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
> To:
> gardenchat@hort.net
> Sent: Friday, October 12, 2007 5:25:31 PM
> Subject: [CHAT]
> Bragging allowed?
> We put on a flower show today against heavy odds.  On
> Tuesday we were
> told we could not get in to the building to set up our show
> until this
> morning,
> even though the show had been scheduled for months.  The
> manager of the
> Park is an erratic person who likes to jerk us around this
> way, although he
> is trying to get the District to donate a large sum of money
> to his project to
> build a great conservatory.  After much argument he said we
> could get in
> for two hours yesterday evening.  Two hours is not really much
> time to set
> up for a flower show, but we managed to get it together pretty
> well in spite
> of pouring rain.  This morning we were there at the crack of
> dawn to put on
> the finishing touches, and it all came together by the time the
> judges were
> ready.
> I had been afraid the Horticulture would not be up to our
> usual standard.
> The weather had been so terribly dry that many things were
> just gone.  Then
> two days ago the rains came, and it turned pretty cool - down
> in the 50s.  I
> don't complain about the rain, because we needed it dreadfully,
> but it didn't
> make life easier.  Anyway, our small club of 10 active members
> produced
> a Horticulture Division of more than 100 entries, 55 of which were
> blue
> ribbon winners.  The entries were open to the public, but only two came
> from outside the club.  In fact, only seven of us actually made
> horticulture
> entries.  My ten blues was a respectable showing, but nothing to the 26
> that
> one member took home.
> I forgot to say that this was a specialized sort of
> show - a Petite Show.
> Every entry, both design and horticulture, was petite.
> All the designs
> were limited to 5" or 8", and all of the horticulture was
> required to be
> naturally small or designated as miniature or dwarf by a
> nursery or grower.
> We turned out a very pretty show, and I am proud of us.
> Auralie
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Pam Evans
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zone 8A

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