Hillsboro Garden Club announces landscaping awards

Pat Lawrence and Larry Cadle are pictured at their home at 404 N. High St.

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This is a picture of one of the hanging baskets on West Main Street.

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This is a picture of one of the gardens on West Main Street.

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The Hillsboro Garden Club, in partnership with the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs, announced the 2021 landscaping winners selection.

In the “Community” category, Bill and Lynn Musser were selected for the flower boxes on 138 S. High St. and the “Pocket Gardens” along the first blocks of East Main and West Main Streets. Jenny Hart, Jennifer Howland and Buck Wilkin were also selected for the planters and hanging baskets in Uptown Hillsboro.

For the residence category, Pat Lawrence and Larry Cadle at 404 N. High St., Robert and Patty Griffith at 407 N. East St., and Katie and Melissa Hilderbran at 234 W. Pleasant St. were selected.

In the Commercial category, Wendy’s Restaurant on North High Street was the winner.

These recognized promoters of beauty receive a certificate thanking them for promoting the community.

Of particular interest is a garden on North High Street. Pat Lawrence and Larry Cadle moved to their 1875 home in Hillsboro in 2006. Pat said, “The yard had a privet hedge, some boxwood, a piece of Royal Standard hosta, and fifty million wild onions.”

She transplanted dozens of her favorite hostas from her West Virginia garden. Now the property is filled with more than 100 different varieties of hosta, along with an abundance of other native plants and flowers, including pink, white, and coral peonies; Daylilies, bee balm, roses, pulmonaria, Solomon’s seal, irises and a towering hydrangea in the spotlight in the backyard. A large container of arrangements replaced the old ash and fir trees that were removed last fall, and potted geraniums brighten the porch.

The Hillsboro Garden Club’s next meeting is on August 24th at the Floral Hall at the Highland County Fairgrounds in Hillsboro. The meeting starts at 7 p. M. The evening’s program includes cleaning and preparing the hall for the district festival. All gardeners are invited. Bring rags!

Submitted by Jennifer West, Hillsboro Garden Club.

Pat Lawrence and Larry Cadle are pictured at their home at 404 N. High St.

This is a picture of one of the hanging baskets on West Main Street.

This is a picture of one of the gardens on West Main Street.

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