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Marco In Bloom, 2012

See smaller Naturalistic pools blend with native plantings such as this seagrape to give the Marco Island Historical Museum institutional first place honors in the Marco in Bloom contest sponsored by the City of Marco Island's Beautification Advisory Committee.
Cheryl Ferrara / Eagle Correspondent

Naturalistic pools blend with native plantings such as this seagrape to give the Marco Island Historical Museum institutional first place honors in the Marco in Bloom contest sponsored by the City of Marco Island's Beautification Advisory Committee. Cheryl Ferrara / Eagle Correspondent

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  • This Barfield Drive home took residential first place honors for Marco in Bloom, a landscaping competition sponsored by the City of Marco Island's Beautification Advisory Committee. Cheryl Ferrara / Eagle Correspondent
  • Ivy Scarpineto and Marv Needles adopted this cul-de-sac median that won first place in the Marco in Bloom awards for its category. Awards were presented by the city's Beautification Advisory Committee during Monday's city council meeting.
Cheryl Ferrara / Eagle Correspondent
  • Steve and Elaine Cormick receive commendation and first place at Monday's city council meeting for their landscaping of a residential property on South Barfield Drive. Cheryl Ferrara / Eagle Correspondent
  • Bill Holmes, landscape manager of the Summit House, takes the microphone at Marco Island's City Council meeting Monday to thank the Beautification Advisory Committee for extending condominium first place honors to his work. On the committee from left are Sandi Johnson, Linda Colombo, Sydney Mellinger and Barbara Murphy, committee chairwoman. Cheryl Ferrara / Eagle Correspondent
  • Naturalistic pools blend with native plantings such as this seagrape to give the Marco Island Historical Museum institutional first place honors in the Marco in Bloom contest sponsored by the City of Marco Island's Beautification Advisory Committee.
Cheryl Ferrara / Eagle Correspondent

Traveling around Marco Island, it’s easy to see why five area landscapers walked away with the city’s highest awards in the Marco in Bloom competition. Their creations married breathtaking beauty with practical non water-wasting gardening, a requirement for high honors.
The awards were announced at the beginning of Marco Island’s City Council meeting Monday by members of the Beautification Advisory Committee.

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