story takes four children: Amanda, Peter, Laura and
Jason from New York City to a small town in west Texas
and describes good times and bad times as they grow
from childhood to adulthood
Come September has just been released. Order it now!
In Virginia Bickel?s second book, she turns from
historical fiction to mystery. Come September is the
story of Daniel Lindsey?s quest to identify the young
woman found unconscious in front of his store, and to
find out what she was doing on Mesa Street, in El
Paso, Texas. She brings to this genre her skill with
character development and dialogue. You won't be
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It's show season now and I've discontinued the tutorial on growing
standards until winter is on us again. There are some interesting results
to report on the show scene this August. The first picture is of two of my
Herald standards on the 9th of August, the day before the Ashfield Show.
The fuchsia on the right is the best of the two, and I had high hopes of
winning an award with it. I decided to take it to the show with two other
standards, one of Waveney Sunrise, and one of Star of Pink.
Here is a shot of the standard fuchsias on the staging at the Ashfield
Show after the judge had made his decisions. The Herald standard had won
first place in class 119, and been given awards for the best fuchsia in
the show, and the best floral exhibit in the show! Star of Pink had gained
second place and Waveney Sunrise third. These were great results and I was
naturally very, very pleased with them. A red card denotes first place,
blue second, and yellow third.
I had also entered plants in the classes for fuchsias in pots five
inches and under, I won that with a plant of Jenny Sorensen. I also won
the class for a plant in a pot over six inches with a nice plant of
Herald. See the picture on the left. This was the first show I'd entered
in 2002 and I was extremely happy with the results so far.
We now move on to the weekend of the 25th and 26th of August. This was
the weekend on which I was hoping to win first place with my standard
fuchsias at two shows. Mansfield Council Flower Show, and Moorgreen
Country Show. The first picture is of class 81 in the Moorgreen show. I
had entered three plants of Waveney Sunrise and been awarded first and
second place with two of them.
At the Mansfield Show the result was very similar. I entered three
plants in the class for standards, and won first place with a plant of
Waveney Sunrise, second with Star of Pink, and third with another plant of
Waveney Sunrise. This photograph if of the three plants after the judging.
Finally at Mansfield, I entered three plants in the class for fuchsias
in a pot 6 inches or over. I was again awarded first for a plant of Star
of Pink, second and third for plants of Display. So it's easy to see that
I had a really great weekend, making this one of the most successful
months I have ever had with my fuchsias. Really great results, and I feel
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