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Re: Flower show time
  • Subject: Re: Flower show time
  • From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2010 18:17:13 -0500

Auralie I just LOVE it.  Congrats - good on ya girl!

On 9/26/10, Aplfgcnys@aol.com <Aplfgcnys@aol.com> wrote:
> Today it looks as if virtue was really its own reward.  Since the weather
> has been so wretched here this summer with both extreme heat and
> extreme drought, the young chairman of the District Flower Show was
> really distressed that there might not be enough horticulture to make
> a good showing.  So, being a good scout, I combed my miserable
> garden for everything I thought would make an entry.  Today when the
> show closed and I picked up my awards... out of  19 entries I had
> eleven firsts, six seconds, one third, and one that didn't get anything.
> Three of the six seconds were in classes where I was competing
> with myself and had already taken the blue, and two of those were
> marked 90+ which indicates that they were blue ribbon quality.
> But here's the real kicker.  Perilla frutescens is a weed in my
> garden, but I think it's handsome and let it grow if I don't need the
> space for something else.  In my effort to fill classes, I picked a fine
> specimen of Perilla, and guess what!  They gave it a big orange
> Award of Merit ribbon!  I guess those judges weed their gardens better
> than I do.
> Forgive me for boasting, but I thought you guys would enjoy that last.
> Auralie
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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