Got a green thumb?
If so, the sixth annual Lexington Lions Club Bluegrass Flower and Vegetable Show — held in conjunction with the Lions Club Bluegrass Fair in July — is an opportunity for you to "Show What You Grow."
"The show gets bigger and better every year and we hope to attract more entries this year from young gardeners in Kentucky. It's a great way for them to learn and gain a sense of achievement," said Karen McVey, "Show What You Grow" chairperson and member of the Fayette Master Gardener Association.
Blue ribbons are awarded in categories for youth, horticulture and design.
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"It's a little like an old-fashioned county fair and at the same time, an opportunity to be judged by professionally trained horticulture experts," said Jamie Dockery, horticulture agent for the Fayette County Extension Service
Sponsored by the Fayette County Master Gardeners Association and the Lexington Council Garden Clubs, show dates and hours are 3-10 p.m., July 11 and 12. Entries are accepted from 9-11:30 a.m. July 11.
"We hope to provide inspiration in gardening and design to those who attend. We want others to share the fun and rewards of gardening," said Mary Turner, with the Lexington Council Garden Clubs.
There are no fees for entering the show. In addition to the blue ribbons, there are free items, some cash prizes, related exhibits and lots of gardening experts.
For more information visit Bgflowershow.com.