2009-06-11 / News

Enter the Secret Garden’s sunflower contest

The tradition continues. The Secret Garden this week has launched its 13th annual Sunflower Contest.

The Jamestown florist and garden center located at 12 Southwest Ave. is now giving away free sunflower plants to gardeners who would like to compete for the island’s green-thumb bragging rights.

Secret Garden owner David Urban said the contest is an exciting annual event that many customers look forward to each summer. The contest is open to islanders of ages, he added.

To participate in the contest, stop by the Secret Garden and pick up a free plant. Then give the plant tender loving care over the summer and return it to the Secret Garden on Saturday, Aug. 29, to be displayed and measured.

Prizes will be awarded for the tallest plants and largest blooms. This annual contest is the talk of the town all summer — islanders are often heard comparing their sunflower heights over their morning coffee or while buying groceries at McQuade’s.

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

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