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Re: Flower show time
  • Subject: Re: Flower show time
  • From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
  • Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 10:09:48 EDT

Not this time.  It wasn't "my" whow, and I wasn't really expecting 
so much - just trying to fill classes so the show tables would look
good.  This chairman is young, and I wanted her to feel good about
the show - I've beem om that position so many times.

In a message dated 9/26/2010 7:35:51 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
bonnie_holmes@comcast.net writes:

did you take photos of your winners? 

ETN Zone 7 
Remember the River Raisin, the Alamo, the Maine, Pearl Harbor, 911. 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com> 
To: gardenchat@hort.net 
Sent: Sunday, September 26, 2010 7:17:13 PM 
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Flower show time 

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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