To promote and preserve the beauty of our community
Living in the Triangle magazine held a Vegetable Garden Contest on Saturday, August 1. Crofton Village Garden Club members JoAnn Cook, Beverly Frye, Sally Moore and Nancy Percivall (Gardening Editor for Living in the Triangle) toured six gardens to carefully select the winner. Participating in the contest were Nora Bellows of Layton Street, Madeline and Kathryn Reilly of Straton Road, Lois Nichols (CVGC member) of Pleasant Meadow Road, Ginny Shearin of Farnborn Avenue, Mira and Ben Pry of Harcourt Avenue, and Katherine Mazza-Bell also of Harcourt Avenue. The gardens were evaluated on diversity of plants, sustainable practices, effective design, as well as aesthetic appeal. It was a very difficult decision, but in the end, Nora Bellows with her eight planters of Heirloom tomatoes grown by seed took top prize. Honorable Mentions included our own Lois Nichols and her lovely raised beds, Ginny Shearin with her freshly picked vegetables and Mira and Ben Pry with their variety of plants.
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