The Lexington Council Garden Clubs' biennial Lexington in Bloom contest, recognizing outstanding gardens and distinctive plantings in Fayette County, is already under way. Nominations will be accepted in five categories (all must be visible from the street):
■ Residence — front yard, amateur gardener;
■ Residence — front yard, professionally landscaped;
■ Business — large garden or planting;
■ Business — small garden or planting;
■ Miscellaneous plantings — vegetable/community gardens, container gardens, mail boxes, window boxes, schools, neighborhood, association entrances, non-profit entities.
Other gardens — rain gardens, native plantings and monarch butterfly way stations — can fit into any of these categories.
People can self-nominate or nominate gardens around the county. Entry forms are available at Lexgardenclubs.org. Judging will be in early June and a reception for winners will be at the Arboretum's Visitor Center June 22. For more information, contact Liz Pattengill at (859) 223-4362.