If you enjoy designing gardens, would you like to see how youmeasure up against other Master Gardeners and gardening clubmembers in Georgia? If you’re innovative, creative, inspired orjust scrappy enough to dive into a contest, here’s youropportunity.The Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture is offering a gardendesign contest in cooperation with the University of GeorgiaResearch Foundation, Inc. UGA researchers have been selecting anddeveloping new ornamental plants for years. Collectively, theseplants are called the Georgia Gems, and they’ve definitely earnedthe title. You may have seen some of these. Others may not befamiliar. All are beautiful and perform well. So here’s the challenge: Design a garden using the Georgia Gems.The garden design winners will receive all the Georgia Gems usedin their garden design, as well as the satisfaction of knowingthey’re among the best garden designers in the state.The contest rules and Georgia Gems details can be found online atwww.ugagardens.com.Contest winners will be announced at thestatewide Master Gardener meeting in Savannah Jan. 13. All gardendesigns must be submitted by Dec. 1. The judges will determine first-, second- and third-placewinners, basing their decisions on both aesthetics and the use ofsound horticultural practices. They’re a talented group:* Nicole Martini is a UGA Cooperative Extension horticulturalagent in DeKalb County. She has a bachelor’s degree in landscapearchitecture, a master’s in horticulture and a discriminatingeye.* Tony Johnson is an award-winning garden designer and thehorticulturist at the UGA Research and Education Garden inGriffin. That garden is a true reflection of his talent.* Television, radio and Web personality Joe Lamp’l rounds out thejudging staff. You’ve probably seen Joe on DIY Network (“Freshfrom the Garden”) or on PBS (“Garden SMART”) or have read hisnationwide, weekly, syndicated newspaper column (“The GardenerWithin”). University of Georgia
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