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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
May 28, 2014 11:35 AM CST

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Attention Caladium lovers!

Bill at Caladium Bulbs 4 Less is sponsoring a photo contest at All Things Plants! This will be a contest where members who are growing caladiums can post their favorite photos. Once the entries are all received, the membership will judge the photos by voting for their favorites.

The winners will receive:

1st Place - 100 Grade #1 Caladium Bulbs of the Winners choice
2nd Place - 50 Grade #1 Caladium Bulbs of the Winners choice
3rd Place - 25 Grade #1 Caladium Bulbs of the Winners choice

The prizes will ship to each winner in the right time for the 2015 growing season.

All winners will also receive a caladiums mouse pad made by Zazzle.

We will start the contest in mid July, and the voting will occur the first week of August. Exact dates will be revealed later. By entering the contest, you are granting permission to the sponsor to use your photo on their website or in their catalog, with credit given to you, of course.

Why am I posting this announcement so early? It's to give everyone time to get their plants together and prepared for photography! So, if you're growing caladiums this year, as soon as you have good growth, start photographing! When the contest opens, ideally you will already have your photos ready.

There will be only one category in the contest and all photos will go into that one category. Each member will be allowed to post up to 10 photos into the contest.

When the time comes for the contest, I will post a new thread with the announcement, and will bump this thread with a link to it. Make sure you "watch" this thread for future updates!
Name: Vicki
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vic
May 28, 2014 11:54 AM CST
How fun and how very generous of Bill - WOW Thumbs up
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
May 28, 2014 1:35 PM CST
That's great news. Thanks to both Dave and Bill.
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
May 28, 2014 1:54 PM CST
How fun - I don't grow caladium but look forward to some lovely photos.
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Name: Catherine
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May 28, 2014 3:31 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
May 28, 2014 4:09 PM CST
Sad I don't grow them either, but I can sure be a judge! Green Grin!
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 28, 2014 4:22 PM CST
I am going to get photo-creative with my NOIDS!
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Name: woofie
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woofie
May 28, 2014 4:25 PM CST
I love Caladiums (even though I haven't had any luck with them!) and look forward to seeing all the pretty photos! Smiling
What a generous offer!
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Name: Ronnie
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luvsgrtdanes
May 28, 2014 8:03 PM CST
Wow love this Thumbs up I am growing lots of Bill's caladiums. Can't wait nodding
Thank You! Bill and Dave
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
May 29, 2014 6:29 AM CST
That's very generous of Bill! Big Grin
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Name: Bill Kurek
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caladiums4less
May 29, 2014 6:56 AM CST
I just want to start by saying I am humbled by some of the kind words said about me. I take a lot of pride in what I do and I hope it shows!! I tip my hat to you.
Interacting with my customers is the absolute best part of my job!!
I am honored to be able to sponsor this contest. First and foremost it's going to be FUN!!! Secondly it'll show(or at least I hope so) just how beautiful these plants are.. Thumbs up
I am really looking forward to being able to show off these awesome pictures on my website too!! Full credit will be given to the photographer of course!!

Lets get those creative juices flowing and I'm really looking forward to seeing some of my babies in all there glory... Angel

If anyone has "any" questions about growing caladiums I can always be reached by email at: CaladiumBulbs4Less@earthlink.net or you can call us at: 863-465-BULB(2852)
There is NO such thing as a stupid question!!! Well, yea there is but you know what I mean...lol... Rolling my eyes. .. lol...


Happy Gardening!!
Bill


I'll show off my backyard one more time... I love this picture!!
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Name: Larry
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Seedfork
May 29, 2014 7:06 AM CST
I just had my first one pop up for the season!
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
May 29, 2014 7:14 AM CST

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We have a few leaves up already!
Name: Larry
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Seedfork
May 29, 2014 7:47 AM CST
Do the entries need to be bulbs purchased from "Caladium Bulbs 4 Less"?
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
May 29, 2014 7:59 AM CST

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Of course not! Smiling
Name: Bill Kurek
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caladiums4less
May 29, 2014 8:14 AM CST
Seedfork said:Do the entries need to be bulbs purchased from "Caladium Bulbs 4 Less"?


Absolutely Not!!


Name: Marylyn
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Marylyn
May 29, 2014 11:24 AM CST
Thank you, Bill!! Hurray! Hurray!
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flaflwrgrl
May 30, 2014 4:54 AM CST
Can the entries be of NOID caladiums?
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Name: Bill Kurek
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caladiums4less
May 30, 2014 6:17 AM CST
flaflwrgrl said:Can the entries be of NOID caladiums?


What are you calling a NOID caladium?
Although I would like to keep entries Limited to the Domestic caladiums grown here in the United States and not the Thai selections that are available.



Bill I tip my hat to you.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
May 30, 2014 6:52 AM CST
NOID is generally used for 'No Identification', as in - unknown name.

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