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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun February 19, 2017
PHOTO BY: William Harvey

Darlene McGuire of the Moreland community in Pope County is the 2016 Pope County Master Gardener of the Year. She is shown here with the lemon and orange trees she is wintering in her garage. Originally from Minnesota, she joined the Master Gardeners 18 years ago to learn what, and when, to plant in Arkansas.

Darlene McGuire

Pope County Master Gardener reaps honor

Carol Rolf/Contributing Writer

When Darlene McGuire moved to Arkansas from Minnesota 22 years ago, she had no idea what kinds of plants would grow in the Pope County soil. Now she does. McGuire is the 2016 Pope County Master Gardener of the Year, an honor bestowed upon her by her fellow Master Gardeners. She gardened in her hometown of Isle, Minnesota, but she knew she would have to adapt her gardening ways after she relocated to the Moreland community, just north of... READ MORE

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