Shumway couple takes top prize for green landscape
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Shumway -- Tabitha Reeder and Glenn Grossman have transformed their corner lot with fragrant lavender and espaliered apple trees grown laterally on a trellis system -- and much more. Their hard work was rewarded when they were named winners in the Earth-Friendly Garden Contest sponsored by Clark County Environmental Services and the Washitngton State University Extension Master Gardener Program. Fourteen entries were judged on aesthetics, wildlife attraction, plant selection, water conservation, stormwater management and landscaping practices that avoid chemical weed and pest control. The second-place winner is Sara Mae Elgi-Scott of Clark County's Heritage neighborhood. Third place went to Karen Plitt of Battle Ground, and Peggy Snoey of La Center received an honorable mention. The top three winners will be awarded gift certificates from Shorty's Nursery, Whole Foods and Backyard Bird Shop.