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2014-8-10: Live from the Discovery Garden at the Iowa State Fair

 
Posted August 9th, 2014 @ 10:04pm

See you there!

Photos from Saturday, 8/9

Aaron & friends judging:

             

 

The ever popular Discovery Garden - lots of Zinnias (& people) in this view from the west steps of the Agriculture building:

           

 

The radial symmetry of a weed wins First Place (again.) Why do people (except children & artists) dislike these weeds? - Eileen

                            

 

6th Annual Best Tasting Tomato Contest. There were 25 entries. The judges agreed we really appreciated the entries (we finally got to eat homegrown tomatoes!) but the weather this year kept the flavors from developing as they do in years with more warmth.

Results:

1st Place : German Oxheart, grown by Don Francis

2nd place: Better Boy, grown by Craig Weber

 

            

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