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74 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, May 30 - June 5, 2003 Do you know someone who has an exceptionally beautiful garden or unique landscape? The Cape Gazette would like to showcase one of the region's many gardens and landscapes each week. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone you know, just fill out the coupon below and mail it to P.O. Box 213, Lewes, DE 19958. You can also email your nominations to newsroom@capegazette.com. NAME ADDRESS TELEPHONE Milton gears The fourth annual Milton Garden Tour and Gar- den Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 7. The self-guided tour, sponsored by the Milton Garden Club, will feature nine local gardens in and around the Broadkill River. Tickets for the event are available at these Milton loca- tions: Governor's Antiques, 109 Union Street; and Federal Street Gallery & Espresso Bar, 108 Federal Street. Tour tickets are $8 in advance and $10 the up for annual garden tour June 7 day of the event. Funds raised from this event will be used to continue the club's purpose of beautify- ing the town of Milton with plants and flowers. Concurrently with the garden tour, a Garden Market along the Broadldll Riverwalk will include plant sales, garden and lawn decorative items, artists' exhibits and craft sales. For more information on the Milton Garden Tour, call 684-8091. Journal Continued from page 73 Not all flowers bloom in the sun; flowers that are pollinated by moths, such as datura and moon- flower, release their scent only at time when moths are most active. You can have fragrance all sea- son long with a little planning. Start in the spring with Lily-of- the-valley, hyacinths, and even some fragrant narcissus such as the old fashioned Poet narcissus. Early summer will include sweet peas, but be forewarned that not all sweet peas are sweet. Oddly, many sweet peas have no fra- grance at all. ' " Round out your garden with shrubs such as like lilac (Syringa species), and mock orange (Philadelphus 'Virginal') and an- nuals such as sweet alyssum (Lob- ularia maritima), lemon marigolds (Tagetes tenufolia) and even some daylilies (Hemerocalis). Once summer has passed and the Orien- tal lilies have stopped perfuming the beds, your fragrant garden doesn't have to end. Even the coldest and shortest days of the year Can be fragrant if you plant witch-hazel or winter honeysuckle. Fragrance can come from leaves as well flowers. In- clude plants like scented gerani- ums, (Pelagornium) and you can have leaves that smell like apples, chocolate and old rose. True mints also come in many flavors. Lavender, lemon verbena, sage, and even poisonous sthemwood can add to the scents. Fragrant kitchen herbs to in- elude in your plantings are basil, chives, bee balm, peppermint, dill, clary sage, sage, fennel, parsley, thyme, sweet marjoram, and win- ter savory. When planting any scented flowers try to avoid confined ar- eas so that the fragrance won't get blown away in the wind. Instead put the wind in your favor and place fragrant plants between a barrier such as a lattice fence or light hedge and your windows. Take a cue from the salmon, bring fragrance back into your life and you won't be able to beat the sweet smell of home. Paul Barbano writes about gar- dening and farming from his home in Rehoboth Beach. Address questions or comments to him c/o the Cape Gazette, Thinking about an irrigation system_ but are worried about water cost? SOLUTION! Let Sposato Irrigation Co. design your system with water conservation in mind Call for a free estimate on Sposato's matched percipitation rate We also upgrade existing systems, "A Water Conscious Company" IIIRIGRTIOII O. mulch blended topsoil orn best stone RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL 645-4773 Fred Sposato, Professional Irrigation Installer "NO JOB TOO SMALL" Scholarship Continued from page 73 growth industry," said Bob Stall- man, president of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. "Most young people who grow up on farms already hoM a deep commitment to agri- culture, and these scholarships will provide them an added boost so they can give something back to their agricultural heritage." Since the program's inception in 1999, the Commitment to Agri- culture Scholarship program has awarded more than a half-million dollars to 450 students for their devotion to the agricultural indus- try. This year, students in 31 states received the academic grant. "Monsanto is pleased to support individuals who are pursuing a ca- reer in agriculture," said Kerry Preete, vice president of U.S. Markets for Monsanto. "Hard working farm families across the country are the reason this industry has been a success in the past and will continue to be one in the future. These families serve as a guiding light for stu- dents interested in the industry, and Monsanto is encouraged by their devotion," Preete said. "In line with this, we have fo- cused our support for young men and women who were raised on the farm and have a passion for helping this industry grasp the op- portunities of tomorrow," Preete said. "Monsanto is proud to give back funds received through pre- trial settlements of seed patent in- fringement cases and invest them in the future of these young men and women." In order to qualify for the schol- arship program, the high school senior was required to come from a farm family, plan to enroll as a full-time student in an agriculture- related academic major in an ac- credited school, and be committed to pursuing a career in agriculture. Applicants were also evaluated on their academic record, ex- tracurricular activities and person- al essays submitted as a part of the application process. Monsanto Company is a lead- ing global provider of technology- based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm pro- ductivity and food quality. For more information on Monsanto, visit the webiste monsanto.corn The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is an affiliate of the American Farm Bureau Federation, (website fb.org), the nation's largest gener- al farm organization. The founda- tion is a charitable organization created to initiate and finance agricultural research and educa- tion programs. 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