How does your gar­den grow?

Town rec­og­nizes most at­trac­tive prop­er­ties

The Compass - - FRONT PAGE - THE COM­PASS BY BILL BOW­MAN

If hav­ing a green thumb isn’t enough, Car­bon­ear res­i­dents now have an­other rea­son to spruce up their prop­er­ties.

The town’s spe­cial events com­mit­tee has launched a con­test de­signed to rec­og­nize the best gar­dens in town. It’s the com­mit­tee’s lat­est ad­di­tion to its cal­en­dar of an­nual events.

“There are an aw­ful lot of nice gar­dens around Car­bon­ear,” said com­mit­tee spokes­woman Judy Cameron.

“Be­sides art ex­hibits and best sculpin con­tests held in con­junc­tion with the an­nual Car­bon­ear Days cel­e­bra­tions, the com­mit­tee is try­ing to come up with a va­ri­ety of events and at­trac­tions,” Cameron said.

The se­lec­tion com­mit­tee looked at flo­ral ar­range­ments and land­scap­ing or a com­bi­na­tion of the two as their cri­te­ria for choos­ing the win­ners.

Af­ter driv­ing around town and look­ing at prop­er­ties, she said com­mit­tee mem­bers se­lected 21 prop­er­ties from which three top prize win­ners and three honourable men­tions were cho­sen.

Pete and Donna Doo­ley took first place for their prop­erty at the cor­ner of Pike’s Lane and Cross Roads.

Sub­mit­ted photo

This prop­erty at 24 Pike’s Lane, owned by Pete and Donna Doo­ley, took first place in Car­bon­ear’s best gar­den con­test.

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