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Local gardeners enjoying beauty and abundance [West Friendship]

Local gardeners enjoying beauty and abundance [West Friendship]

Local gardeners declare no complaints about the summer of 2014 weather. It has been a banner year for flourishing flowers and vegetables, say area green thumbs. Take Betsy Grater, who has created a patchwork quilt of annual flowers, including old fashioned velvety cockscombs, blue ageratum, white begonias and orange zinnias. Grater, who is a Master Gardener and a member of the Dig Gardening Club, was inspired by the garden quilts she observed in Indiana when she and her two daughters traveled to Elkhart County in the summer of 2013. Grater and her daughters toured the Heritage Trail in northern Indiana where, in 2013, there were more than 19 quilt garden displays. Betsy began preparing...

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