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Annual Jackson County Master Gardener™ Association  —  Photo Contest Winners 

 

The Jackson County Master Gardener™ Association Member Services Working Group (MSWG)

would like to announce the winners of its annual photo contest for 2024. 

Thank you to those who submitted photos for the front cover of our JCMGA 2024 Chapter Directory.  

 

With many wonderful pictures to choose from, it was a difficult decision.  The overall winner was Janine Salvatti (2019) with her photo “JCMGA Lavender Garden”. 

“I volunteered to weed and prune in the Lavender Garden in the Spring of 2023 along with Irv Johnson and Margaret Clark, and a number of other students and perennial Master Gardeners. 

The 80+ lavenders were not yet blooming, so the bees permitted us to groom their domain in solitude. We worked over several volunteer workdays anticipating visitors on the annual Lavender Trail. 

We visited as we worked, enjoying the company of our fellow gardeners. Irv supervised and told us stories about what he experienced in the gardens during the 15 years of his stewardship. Such a lovely, lovely man. He will be missed. 

As the lavender came to life, the blooming textures and colors were stunning. So much so, that one early evening I brought my husband out to walk the Lavender Garden pathways. As we left, I turned to see the tapestry created by the beauty of the mounding lavender, the rolling hills beyond, and the sky and clouds tinged with the oncoming sunset and took this photo.”  Janine Salvatti 

 

 

Our Honorable Mention in this year’s Photo Contest was Linda Millus with  her beautiful photo. 

“This a picture of my Nelly Moser Clematis. I rescued this plant from my Moms after she passed away. Most of the roots were under the concrete driveway, and I was afraid it would not survive the move. 

When we were growing up my brothers were always playing basketball and would constantly be beating it up. You could hear our Mother saying” please be careful with my clematis! 

It is very happy now that it has moist roots, something to climb up on and get its flowers in the sun. Plus, no basketballs or boys big feet.  

Each year when it blooms it is a wonderful reminder of our Mother.” Linda Millus 

 Congratulations to both of you!!