A room packed with garden club members bedecked in bright spring-flowered dresses watched video clips of the 12 finalists for the Rock Spring Garden Club award on June 11 at Little Falls Presbyterian Church. Large hostas, bergenia, cleome, and black-eyed susan plants lined the table on the side wall ready for sale after the luncheon. The three winners were announced by Barry Wood (left), the coordinator of this year’s garden club competition. They included Cathy Jamieson and Fred Edwards, 6329 N. 19th Street, first place; Melodee Melin and Ken Aughenbaugh, 2322 N. Stafford Street, second place; and Mike Pugh, 3506 N. Piedmon Street, third place. Pugh is one of the four male garden club members, “proving we are not a segregated organization,” said Wood. As first place winner Jamieson received a garden plaque. “I know just where to put it,” she said. The Rock Spring Garden Club is 63 years old, founded by some women who didn’t want a neighborhood tree chopped down. According to garden club member, Mary Cottrell, “They didn’t save the tree, but they founded the garden club." This is the fifth year of the garden club competition.