The story goes Tom
perusing the local Ravenna paper came across the Record-Courier's How
Does Your Garden Grow? contest. since I had been obsessing about my
plants for months, he thought it was a good idea. What the hell, I had
nothing to lose.I went out and snapped some pics. Fortunately for me
it had rained that morning and the plants were crisp and pierky. It
was overcast so the pictures didin't have harsh lighting.
I sent in three
pictures on July 19, 2012 with the following description:
I am a novice gardener,
this being my second year since moving out of the city to Ravenna.
I tried vegetables last year. What a mistake. As a renter, this year
I kept the gardening to the porch where I could keep better track
of things and enjoy them. Gives me a nice place to take in the morning
cup of coffee. Being on a budget I gathered from a variety of sources.
Many are sales, some I dug up from surrounding areas, some I considered
rescues From the likes of Wal-Mart"
The other pics:
It was composed nicely
"Trusty Rusty" A Coleus I didn't
manage to kill.
it wasn't for Tom, I never would have tried. Thank you Tom. So I submitted
and just up and forgot all about it. It was nearly a month later that
I had won and didn't even know about it. Tom was out 'Driving Miss
Daisy' and bought a newspaper to read with breakfast. Low and behold
my pic was on the front page. Get this making the paper without the
police being involved. I still had no idea and Tom had tried to call
me all morning. When he finally did, I had a shit eating grin from
eat to ear and immediately went out and bought a bunch of papers.
don't think my garden was particullarly grand. con't get me wrong,
it isn't too shabby.I think I won because I know how to take decent
pictures and my candor admitting that I really don't know a hell of
alot about gardening.
The prize, $75 gift
certificate from one of the advertisers. After some legwork I chose
Pizzute's Plant-N-Thyme located in Kent. They are the bomb and I can
use my certificate next spring. "Oh Happy Day!"