2009 Hydrangea Festival
The Hydrangea Festival was a great success. Master Gardeners manned booths, sold tickets, served as Horticulture committee chairman and members, and as hosts and hostesses, and clerks.
Of the 350 horticultural entries, Master Gardeners won 27 blue ribbon awards, 18 red second place awards, and 8 yellow third place awards.
Master Gardeners Kathy Henry won a Grower’s Choice Award for an orchid, Michele Kirk received an Award of Merit for Perennials, Mary Patterson took an Arboreal Award for Shrubs and the Collector’s Showcase Award for Hosta went to Jan Thomas. Judy Van Hook won the blue ribbon for her educational exhibit on butterflies, winning over the American Hydrangea Society’s exhibit
Hydrangea Festival, Pat Flickinger and Kathy Henry
Hydrangea Festival, Randy Cooper and visitors’