Winners of The Blount Countian’s ‘How does your garden grow?’ contest: Vegetable garden winners:
First place: (A gift certificate from the Blount County Co-Op) Billy J. Simmons, 83 years young of Hayden, tends the winning garden and shows off the bounty of his hard work (above right and inset). Submitted by Maria Simmons
Second place: (a gift certificate from Hometown Market) Ramona Brewer’s straw bale garden contains a variety of vegetables, including pumpkin, honeydew, cantaloupe, and watermelon.
Third place: (lunch for two at Miller’s Soda Shoppe) Tonya Haynie, Boaz.
Fourth place: (lunch for two at Charlie B’s Restaurant) Jerry Helton, Straight Mountain Flower garden winners
First place: (gift certificate from Blackwood Crossing Nursery) Belinda LeCroy incorporates rustic charm into her garden area (above left).
Second place: (watermelon from Whited Farms downtown) Bob and Velma Harvey, Oneonta