In honor of the Master Gardeners’ 25th birthday, every county in Arkansas was given an Encore Azalea to plant in a Master Gardener sanctioned project bed. The azalea was planted in the Van Buren County annex gardens, joining the 20th Arkansas Master Gardeners’ birthday gift to Van Buren County, a now 20-foot Shumadrii oak tree. Pictured are (kneeling) Barb Kottler, (from left) Eleanor Hilsenrath, Regina Chaney, Judge Roger Hooper and Marguerite Dory.