Last night was the annual Minnesota Magazine and Publications Association awards, and Northern Gardener came away with a silver medal in the feature article category. The winning story, by Minneapolis freelancer Eric Johnson, was headlined “Rose Ardor,” and it ran in the May/June 2007 issue. The article profiled Elena Williams, who has an amazing rose garden in Eagan. Elena is a member of the Twin Cities Rose Club, which organized the American Rose Society national meeting held in St. Paul this year. The story featured Elena’s beautiful photographs of her roses. Congratulations, Eric and Elena!