Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Murphy Wins!

The competition was tough, but Murphy Hendy of A Proper Garden in Delaware, Ohio (sponsored by Today's Garden Center) came out victorious in the first Merchandising Contest at Short Course.

He wowed the crowd with an amazing cloth waterfall and whimsical fish and "bubbles" to complement the plant material and meet the requirement of the "Fun In The Sun" theme.

He battled head-to-head with Tina Bemis from Bemis Farms in Central Massachusetts, who did a fun and fresh display of planted-up colorful watering cans. She even incorporated The Wedgie, her favorite planting tool.

Scott Daly of Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville, Md., took home the People's Choice award for his terra-cotta inspired display.

All of the contestants were amazing, and set the bar high for next year's competition. I see good things for this event and hope it continues to grow. Special thanks to Murphy for all his hard work (and to A Proper Garden owner Bob Van Cura for sending him!).

1 comment:

Delilah said...

Congratulations, Murphy and Jen!