Officially a "Prize Winning Garden"
At the fair yesterday I quickly checked my entries. They shifted the displays all around so it was a bit tough to locate all of them. I won at least four ribbons including a first place for my Cosmos flower. The irony is that the few Cosmos plants I have this year are volunteers that self-sowed from one packet of Martha Stewart brand seeds I put in three years ago. Some would consider them weeds, but I let them grow where they fall and occasionaly cut a few for indoor bouquets. That's it -- no watering, fertilizing, grooming, or pampering in any way. Meanwhile, the tomatoes and other flowers I'd fussed over failed to place at all. Go figure.