by Joan Tucker
Congratulations to Amy Chimner of Gregory, garden winner for September. A judge writes, “Vegetable gardening can be easy and beautiful with these practical raised beds. Lush plants of corn, cabbage, cucumbers and basil―to name a few―are thriving in a contained environment. Besides efficient watering, fertilizing and providing protection from critters, these planters are also physically easier for a person to care for. As seen from the photo, building these raised beds takes quite a bit of time, but the work up front will be worth the harvest of good healthy food. How satisfying!”
This Garden Contest runs from May 2020 through March 2021. A garden will be chosen and shared each month. In March 2021, readers will vote for their favorite garden. Next year’s winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Tulip Tree Gardens funded by Dorothy Craft’s Sewing and Alterations and Tulip Tree Gardens. To enter a garden, send up to five photos by the 15th of each month. Email photos to StockbridgeCommunityNews@gmail.com and use “Gardens” as the subject. Include your name, physical address of the garden and a phone number.