Contest recognizes Clinton gardeners

The winners of Clinton's Scotts Best Garden Selection are...

Rachel and Mattie Miller were the only kids in Clinton that had flowers and vegetables growing.

Rachel and Mattie Miller were the only kids in Clinton that had flowers and vegetables growing.

Clinton was invited to participate in the 2014 eighth annual Scotts Miracle-Gro Best Garden Contest, and Clinton Communities in Bloom committee members had the challenging task of selecting 10 residences to receive the award.

Winners received a congratulatory letter from Scotts, a gift pack of two Scotts Miracle-Gro products, and a sign to display near their gardens. Winners in attendance at the July 20 Meet and Greet with the CiB National Judges Steve Preston and Gail  Pearcey at the Memorial Hall were recognized at the event. Other prizes were delivered to pleased residents by committee members.

The categories were Best Residential Flower Garden,  Best Residential Edible Garden, and Best Youth-Run Edible Garden – open to kids 14 and under, and the Winners are:

Susan Kucerk on Carson Cres. – “Flower Garden”;

Mel & Wendy Voigt on Carson Cres. – “Flower Garden”;

Rachel & Mattie Miller on Cariboo Hwy – “Kids Edible Garden” and Squash and Flowers;

Helen & Willie Prevost on  Foster Ave. – “Flower Garden”;

Margret Fletcher on Soues St. – “Flower Garden” in pots and “Edible Garden” On Abandoned Lot;

Sharon Chester on Pavilion Rd. – “Xeriscaping”;

Coral Kemple on Cariboo Ave – “Flower Garden”  Roses;

Wayne Marchant on Cariboo Ave. – “Edible Garden”;

Jocelyne & Valmont Boucher on Carson Cres. – “Hanging baskets & Unique Planters”;

Carol & Rolly Higginbottom on Frontage Rd. – “Edible Garden”; and

Christine Johnstone on Cariboo Ave. – “Colourful Pots of Flowers” Special Mention.

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