Diggers Repeat at the Fair

DSCN0127 (640x527)Maury River Senior Center’s gardeners, The Mrs C’s Diggers, took the Sweepstakes Prize at the Rockbridge Regional Fair Horticultural Show for the second year in a row. The News-Gazetts’s headline says it all: “Two Guys, A Gal and MRSC Take Top Horticultural Show Awards.”

The Diggers, who are mentored by Master Gardeners Jane Stange, Angelika Matiuk, and Aileen McKenna (also a Local Council Member), have been working on this year’s garden since last winter when they chose seeds from a multitude of catalogs. After carefully nurturing their seedlings, they have been rewarded with a riot of color this summer from zinnias, marigolds, poppies, asters, phlox, coleus, foxgloves, coral bells, spring bulbs, herbs of many kinds, and jonny-jump-ups. Their autumn-blooming clematis is just beginning to set buds.

The Sweepstakes Prize is awarded to the entrant who is awarded the most blue ribbons. The Diggers brought home 5 blue, 2 red, 3 yellow and 1 white ribbon for their entries. The Prize comes with a $50 check, which The Diggers plan to use to share lunch at the local Kenney’s Restaurant.

More online at www.MauryRiverSeniorCenter.org.

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