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Announcing the 2014 All Things Plants Photo Contest!

By dave
October 25, 2014

Today we begin the first of our annual photography contests, and there are excellent prizes for the winners. The contest is open for entries now. Break out your best photos for this year's contest! Sponsored by American Meadows and High Country Gardens.

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Name: Magga
Reykjavik, Iceland (Zone 4a)
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magga
Oct 25, 2014 11:52 AM CST
Is this category supposed to be for garden landscapes only or landscapes in general?
Magga
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 25, 2014 12:22 PM CST

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I'm thinking mostly garden landscapes.
Name: Magga
Reykjavik, Iceland (Zone 4a)
Foliage Fan Roses Region: Europe Peonies Lilies Dog Lover
Ferns Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Seed Starter Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Sempervivums
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magga
Oct 25, 2014 12:45 PM CST
OK thanks.
Magga
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Calif_Sue
Oct 25, 2014 8:15 PM CST

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Some people think of landscape as landscape scenery, like a mountain scene but if you remember that this is All Things Plants, keep that as the theme in mind for landscapes. Is the basic theme of the photo a landscape, either your own or something created by someone else? Thumbs up
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Name: Magga
Reykjavik, Iceland (Zone 4a)
Foliage Fan Roses Region: Europe Peonies Lilies Dog Lover
Ferns Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Seed Starter Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Sempervivums
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magga
Oct 26, 2014 9:19 AM CST
In my Icelandic mind landscape is nature with moutains, valleys, rivers, boulders, lakes, grass and plants etc. We talk about garden architecture and garden layout. But ATP has tought me what garden landscape and landscaping is nodding . Big Grin thank you Sue. Thumbs up
Magga
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
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Calif_Sue
Oct 26, 2014 9:25 AM CST

Plants Admin

And I know first hand the reason you are so inspired @magga, Iceland has the most scenic beauty of anything I have ever personally seen, I have many photos of my 2009 trip and they just can't convey the stunning scenery I saw in person!
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Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Oct 26, 2014 11:36 AM CST
magga said: landscape is nature with mountains, valleys, rivers, boulders, lakes, grass and plants etc.


In my mind, too!
Name: Magga
Reykjavik, Iceland (Zone 4a)
Foliage Fan Roses Region: Europe Peonies Lilies Dog Lover
Ferns Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Seed Starter Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Sempervivums
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magga
Oct 26, 2014 12:18 PM CST
Thanks Calif_Sue and Dirtdorphins - - - I love you too Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Group hug
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Nov 4, 2014 12:01 AM CST
@dave

Can the landscapes and gardens be a group of containers?
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Name: Sheila Caldon
Aiken, SC (Zone 8a)
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SheilaC
Nov 6, 2014 8:06 PM CST
Oh dear. Well, I submitted photos I took of Hopeland Gardens that I visited here in town. They're very mature landscape plantings that have been in place for about 100 years or more. They show the value of pre-planning for the mature size of plants so that when they grow in everything works together. One is of Koi ponds and the other is the entrance to the gardens. Someone planned the landscaping----it just wasn't me! *Blush* Should I delete them?

Dave, maybe you could take a look and let me know. Thanks!
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
Cottage Gardener Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Bee Lover Butterflies Birds
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Calif_Sue
Nov 7, 2014 12:18 AM CST

Plants Admin

Sheila, this was my post above.

Calif_Sue said:Some people think of landscape as landscape scenery, like a mountain scene but if you remember that this is All Things Plants, keep that as the theme in mind for landscapes. Is the basic theme of the photo a landscape, either your own or something created by someone else? Thumbs up


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Name: Sheila Caldon
Aiken, SC (Zone 8a)
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SheilaC
Nov 7, 2014 9:50 AM CST
Okay, well, after reading your statement again, I see it was somewhat ambiguous as to whether or not you were allowing "something created by someone else." I thought at first you were making a remark about "not" submitting something created by another. I'll leave them in place unless notified otherwise.

Thanks. I'm looking forward to seeing the many entries submitted! Hope I have time to view them all!

Just a suggestion, but, perhaps next year you could break it down to a "best in category" even though they may not win the grand prize. We could still recognize those in each category.
Beauty pleases, not only the eyes, but, the heart as well. Sheila
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Nov 7, 2014 9:55 AM CST

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There will be a "best in each category" award for sure. They will each get a blue ribbon microbadge. Smiling
Name: Sheila Caldon
Aiken, SC (Zone 8a)
Dragonflies Butterflies Birds Dog Lover Region: South Carolina Plant and/or Seed Trader
Amaryllis Lilies Daylilies Pollen collector Seed Starter Clematis
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SheilaC
Nov 8, 2014 8:53 AM CST
Hi Dave! I was worried for nothing! The judging of the photos is going very quickly. Funny, but, one of the toughest so far is the "bugs" category. So many good ones!

Glad you sponsored it! Choosing the grand prize is going to be really tough!!
Beauty pleases, not only the eyes, but, the heart as well. Sheila
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Nov 8, 2014 9:07 AM CST

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Thanks Sheila. Smiling
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
Cottage Gardener Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Bee Lover Butterflies Birds
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Calif_Sue
Nov 8, 2014 10:02 AM CST

Plants Admin

It's very hard to narrow down, I agree, so many good one to chose from! I too found the bug one especially hard, had to enlarge my selections several times and then go with my gut instinct.
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Hand sewn wares and vintage finds in my Etsy store. Summer Song Cottage
Name: Sheila Caldon
Aiken, SC (Zone 8a)
Dragonflies Butterflies Birds Dog Lover Region: South Carolina Plant and/or Seed Trader
Amaryllis Lilies Daylilies Pollen collector Seed Starter Clematis
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SheilaC
Nov 8, 2014 10:36 AM CST
Uh-oh... I'm unable to get a red check mark by one of my last three in the Iris Category. Two of them are fine, but, the third won't take the check mark.

Need help! I haven't closed out the category yet. Can anyone take a peek at my final selections???? Do you need a URL or something?

Yikes! Thanks.
Beauty pleases, not only the eyes, but, the heart as well. Sheila
Name: Sheila Caldon
Aiken, SC (Zone 8a)
Dragonflies Butterflies Birds Dog Lover Region: South Carolina Plant and/or Seed Trader
Amaryllis Lilies Daylilies Pollen collector Seed Starter Clematis
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SheilaC
Nov 8, 2014 10:38 AM CST
Beauty pleases, not only the eyes, but, the heart as well. Sheila
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
Cottage Gardener Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Bee Lover Butterflies Birds
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Calif_Sue
Nov 8, 2014 11:20 AM CST

Plants Admin

Try closing it and then going back in, it will have saved what you have already checked and you can try checking again.
My gardening Blog!
Hand sewn wares and vintage finds in my Etsy store. Summer Song Cottage
Name: Sheila Caldon
Aiken, SC (Zone 8a)
Dragonflies Butterflies Birds Dog Lover Region: South Carolina Plant and/or Seed Trader
Amaryllis Lilies Daylilies Pollen collector Seed Starter Clematis
Image
SheilaC
Nov 8, 2014 11:27 AM CST
Thanks. I'll try that and let you know.
Beauty pleases, not only the eyes, but, the heart as well. Sheila

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