On June 24 the McPherson Master Gardeners and Friends presented our annual June Bloom Garden Tour. We would like to thank the host gardeners and the Master Gardeners for all their preparations and donated time towards the success of this outstanding event. All the gardens were exceptionally beautiful.

The winner of this year’s Garden Matchmaker event were:

Sarita Duerksen — Bookshelf & Hidden Closet

Don Rounds — Graber’s Ace Hardware

Mark Heidebrecht and Sharon Unruh — Sheila’s Garden Market

Lynn Roberts — Smoky Valley Nursery

Arnett Duerksen, Ami Martinez and Janelle Mastre — Stutzman’s Nursery

Congratulations to all of you.

Following the Garden Tour, our annual banquet was held at the McPherson County Extension Office, during which the Golden Trowel Award was presented to Kurt Wagner. Plaques were given to all the host gardeners and a Emeritus Awards was presented to Merrin Godfrey.

We wish to thank the entire McPherson Community for their support of our programs.

Thanks again,

DeWayne R. Herrs