marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,
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in my spare time

I'm an award-winning gardener!

Which is to say, I entered some flowers in my local Berlin Fair and walked off with some prizes.

Petunias did not place.  Wasn't surprised when I saw there were half a dozen entries.  At least they helped fill up the exhibit.

Pansies won first place handily, being the only entry and not being unspeakable examples of the type.  Easily would be another matter entirely; when I remember how by diligently watering the pansies every single day during hot weather -- sometimes twice in really hot weather -- and by fertilizing them every week, I managed to nurse spring flowers to October, I would not say I won easily.

Snapdragons, I looked at the entries, saw the orange-and-yellow like the dawn blooms among others of pink or red hue, and glanced down and saw it hadn't won, but when I went to pick up by premiums and ribbons, I was listed as two:  pansies and snapdragons.  So I went back to double check and lo and behold tucked behind two other, non-winning, entries, there was my vase with dawn-like orange blooms.  Still couldn't tell a difference between them and the other ones of the same shade; had to check the entry tag for which one had my name on it -- and second place medallion.
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