Gardener displays plants

Patricia Hawkins of Oneonta displays pride in the beautiful poinsettias she grows. She has been named Blount County gardener of the month for December and is shown at Blount County Memorial Museum, which is currently featuring arrangements of her flowers. A lifetime gardener, Hawkins returned to Oneonta 33 years ago. She loves to experiment with container gardening. She joined Rose Garden Club two years ago after retirement and, because of her enthusiasm, she quickly became active in the club and presently serves as its historian.