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Gardeners, observers and canines on leashes are invited to the 2016 Denton County Fruit, Vegetable, Herb and Flower Show from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, June 11 in the Denton County Historical Park at Carroll Boulevard and Mulberry Street in Denton.
 
This educational event is held annually to showcase the best flowers and produce grown in Denton County. Any county resident may enter the competition, and there is no entry fee. Registration will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. in two divisions: youth ages 18 and under and adults over 18. Contestants may enter as many classes as they like but only one entry per class. No combination of species is permitted.
 
The contest focuses on best of species, and entries will be judged starting at 10 a.m. Each fruits and vegetable entry must include a sufficient in number to fill a dinner plate, which will be provided. Herb and flower entries are restricted to a single species. Vases will be provided for single-stem entries. Both potted flowers and herbs will be accepted. At the end of judging, ribbons will be awarded for the first three places in each class. Division champions and Best in Show winners receive rosettes and cash awards.
 
Master Gardeners will be on hand during the event to answer gardening questions. For details, contact the Denton County Master Gardener Help Desk at (940) 349-2892 or visit the DCMGA website at www.dcmga.com. This educational event is sponsored by the Denton County Master Gardeners Association (DCMGA), NorthStar Bank, the Denton Economic Program and the Denton Historical Society.
 
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