2006-06-01 / About Town

sunflower contest gets underway

The Secret Garden this week has launched its 10th annual Sunflower Contest.

Jamestown's garden center is now giving out free sunflower plants to gardeners who would like to compete for island greenthumb bragging rights.

To participate, give the plant tender loving care and return it to the Secret Garden on Saturday, Aug. 26, to be displayed and measured. Prizes will be awarded for the tallest plant and largest bloom in age categories, including children, adults and seniors.

This annual contest is the talk of the town all summer - people can be heard comparing their sunflower heights over coffee or while buying groceries.

Stop by the Secret Garden at 12 Southwest Ave. or call 423-0050 for more information.

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