Kent resident competing in gardening series judged by Martha Stewart

Edwin (Ed) “Cowboy” Pequignot

Edwin (Ed) “Cowboy” Pequignot

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Kent resident Edwin (Ed) “Cowboy” Pequignot, a horticulturist and owner of Garden Cowboy gardening services, will compete in the premiere episode of HGTV’s “Clipped,” on Discovery, on May 12.

The series is hosted by Michael Urie and judged by Martha Stewart, Fernando Wong and Chris Lambton.

The six-episode series follows seven real life “Edward Scissorhands” who create sculptures out of meticulously trimmed shrubbery, plants and flowers — designing colorful, larger-than-life, living works of art, an announcement said. Each week, they decide who makes the cut, who gets clipped, and, in the end, who is crowned as the top topiarist who wins $50,000.

During each challenge, contestants will work in a topiary tent, fabrication area and world class nursery to create designs that showcase their distinctive style and brand. The competitors are presented with over-the-top tasks, such as sculpting enormous animals worthy of a large-scale museum exhibition and designing a living room with functional sod “furniture” made entirely of plants.

Learn how it went in a future issue of The Litchfield County Times.