Chautauqua in bloom 2013

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Photos by Roxana Pop | Staff Photographer

The awards ceremony for the Chautauqua in Bloom event, sponsored by the Bird, Tree & Garden Club and chaired by Barbara Zuegel, was held on July 26 at Smith Wilkes Hall. Many beautiful gardens are visible in Chautauqua this season, and everyone’s efforts in maintaining their gardens were acknowledged and admired.

Jeanne Wiebenga and Juanell Boyd presented a slideshow featuring all of the registered gardens for this event.

An Award of Appreciation was presented to the exemplary gardens at the President’s Cottage on North Lake Drive, cared for by Philip Mure.

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 Judges for BTG Chautauqua in Bloom bring wealth of experience

A group of judges from outside the grounds came to Chautauqua Institution on July 17 to view the entries for the Bird, Tree & Garden Club’s Chautauqua in Bloom event.

Sally Asbury is a Penn State Extension “Master Gardener.” She is a coordinator of the master gardener demonstration garden and the master gardener pollinator gardens in Warren, Pa. She takes horticulture calls from the public for Penn State Extension and mentors new master gardener candidates.

Teresa Buchanan has a degree in horticulture and manages the Lockwood’s Greenhouses in Hamburg, N.Y. She is a certified nursery and landscape professional.

Dookie Broussard is an accredited master flower show judge, accredited master landscape design consultant and accredited garden consultant.

Louise Dyer is a Penn State Extension “Master Gardener” and vice president of the Warren Garden Club. She is also a student judge with the Erie Area Judges Council.

Cindy Jarzab is a nationally accredited landscape design consultant and an accredited life flower show judge. She is past president of the Warren Garden Club and a retired member of the Penn State Extension “Master Gardener” program.

Dorthy Yard is an accredited master flower show judge with National Garden Clubs Inc. and chairman of the Flower Show School Committee. She is also a master environmental studies consultant, a master landscape design consultant and a master environmental studies consultant with National Garden Clubs.