Clinton gardener wins national Best Garden award

Clinton's Margret Fletcher is one of two winners in the Scotts Miracle-Grow Best Garden Contest.

Margret Fletcher from Clinton was one of two national winners.

Clinton resident Margret Fletcher’s Residential Flower Garden was selected as one of two national winners in the Scotts Miracle-Gro Best Garden Contest. Margret’s incredible floral display was chosen by Communities in Bloom national judges from among hundreds of entrants from all across Canada.

Margret’s home is most striking from the street, with her lovely deck and yard display of so many beautiful varieties of potted plants and flowers. Many of her ornamentals and flowers she cultures herself in her small greenhouse, along with her vegetables. Margret purchased an abandoned lot adjacent to her home this year and turned it into a most impressive Edible Garden. She shares her abundant harvest with family and friends.

Clinton Communities in Bloom also want to extend sincere thanks to Margret for helping enhance the quality of life in our community. People like Margret, who put so much time and effort into their property, help make their street, and ultimately, the Village of Clinton a much more attractive environment in which to live.

The other winner in the Best Garden National Contest Residential Flower Garden category was Eva Spurrell, of Arnold’s Cove, NL. Deane Sawchuk, of Brandon, MB, and Erin Smith, of Barrington, NS were winners in the Residential Edible Garden category. Marayna Kurchaba, also from Brandon, received the Youth Run Edible Garden award.

Winners of the National Contest will receive a Miracle-Gro© Gardening Gift Baskets (valued at $100) and will be featured in Communities in Bloom and Scotts Communications magazine.

Yvette May

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