Monday, July 22, 2013

Almost but not Quite

Buzi likes to help me in the garden.

 

Out of 225 town houses, my little garden came in second in the 2013 Newport Highlands Garden Contest.

I learned something about myself that's not very nice; I'm a sore loser. I think my garden should have come in first because it's loaded with colorful blooms and is still blooming. The first place winner has a monochromatic look of white petunias with a little purple for color and some dried out hostas.

I think it would be both tacky of me and probably illegal, to put up a picture of the #1 garden, and let you choose; but I'm not that evil.

Besides, I should enjoy the $75 gift certificate I was presented, keep my mouth shut, and be happy with second place. Argh! I don't do well with being second.

What's nice about a garden, no matter how big or how small, is that everyone can enjoy it. I almost got first place, but not quite.

12 comments:

HermanTurnip said...

Inquiring minds want to know...what did the 1st place garden looks like? They must have done a heck of a lot more to beat out your entry. Love your garden! Wish I had the talent to keep something like that alive for more than a day...

Randy Johnson said...

Maybe you could train Buzi to start pooping in the offending garden in the middle of the night. By next year you'll have first place all to yourself. Woo hoo! You'll have to share the prize with Buzi of course, but the glory will be all yours! Cat's don't live for glory anyway. They live for comfort ;)

Valerie said...

It's an achievement to get a second. Well done! Maybe next year you'll get to be first. No matter, I loved your garden.

Pam Beers. said...

Herman: I may sneak over to the #1 garden and take a picture, then put it up on Horse Pucky.

Randy, garden #1 will start to become Buzi's outdoor litter box.

Thanks, Valerie, for all your kind words. I'm really happy with the whole thing. My dark side doesn't allow for second place.

Anonymous said...

Your garden is BEAUTIFUL. Enjoy every penny of the $75. Next year first place. Love, Carla.

Pam Beers. said...

Thanks, Carla. I'll treat you to dinner, and cat treats for Buzi.

Jenny said...

Hmmm.

I think they messed up cuz your garden is fabulous!

So there!

Eva said...

I love your garden, garden of mine is a disaster :(

lightly said...

i did not realize your garden was full of sour grapes

lightly said...

i did not realize your garden was full of sour grapes

itsmecissy said...

I'm a sore loser too Pam, you're not alone. Beautiful garden (all thanks to Buzi's help of course). Randy is right about cats...

Jesh St Germain said...

At least you have a prixe!! Congrats:):) Thanks for coming to my art blog earlier.