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August 2002

All Aboard - Destination Unknown By Virginia Bickel

 This 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


Virginia Bickel's newest book 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 disappointed.

Dr. Sarah Barlow






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aug_2002a.jpg (39281 bytes) 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.
aug_2002b.jpg (40042 bytes) 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.
aug_2002f.jpg (39517 bytes) 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.
aug_2002c.jpg (40895 bytes) 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.
aug_2002d.jpg (38720 bytes) 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.
aug_2002e.jpg (40783 bytes) 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 so proud.

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