Their favorite color is green, as in green thumb, but these women are also partial to blue — as in blue ribbons.

Longtime Andover Garden Club member Ann Lange, a past president of the organization, recently won a blue ribbon for her entry in the Topsfield Fair.

Lange is an internationally known floral designer. 

Another club member, Maria Shapiro, who is new to competitive arranging and whom Lange has been coaching and encouraging, won the 2019 Georgia McHugh Novice Award, given annually to the novice with the highest point score in the design division at the fair.




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