Horticulture entries defy tough conditions to bring the beauty LEXINGTON — This year was a tough year for gardens – vegetables and flowers alike. Between late season freezing temperatures, heavy rains or excessive heat, you could not have put a broader range of obstacles to overcome for green thumb artists. But in spite of all the extremes, Dawson County ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!