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ATP Photo Contest: Cast Your Votes for the Best of Show

By dave
November 12, 2014

The first place winning photos in each category are now revealed, but voting isn't over! You now must choose your favorites from among them. The ones with the most votes will receive the Best of Show award. You have only 24 hours to vote.

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Name: Asa

Bee Lover Garden Photography Region: Utah Garden Ideas: Master Level
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evermorelawnless
Nov 11, 2014 6:54 PM CST
This has been a ton of fun so far. I'm looking forward to seeing the final results!

There were some amazing entries and I really enjoyed seeing all of the fine work done by everyone.

Thanks for putting this together - and thanks for the fine photos.

Voting for the best three was.............TOUGH!!
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 11, 2014 7:09 PM CST
What Asa said.

I wanted to vote for them all. Then I wanted to vote for 6. Then 5. Then I got real stuck at 4. This was ROUGH. This was the only part of the contest I did not enjoy ~~~ the voting. Having to not vote for so many fabulous photos just plain hurt.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Nov 11, 2014 7:35 PM CST
And this last vote was the toughest of all. This was so much fun.
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Ferns Daylilies Irises Cat Lover
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Sharon
Nov 11, 2014 8:22 PM CST
It was an incredibly beautiful contest from the beginning to the very last vote. Thumbs up
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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
Garden Procrastinator Region: Colorado Heucheras Region: Southwest Gardening Container Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Sempervivums Annuals Foliage Fan Herbs Garden Ideas: Level 2
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CDsSister
Nov 11, 2014 10:17 PM CST

Now the pleasure of watching the Winners!!!!! YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA Hurray!
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier
Frillylily
Nov 12, 2014 8:42 AM CST
will all of the photos entered still be viewable after the contest?

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 12, 2014 9:00 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

All the photos that received at least one vote will be viewable.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Nov 12, 2014 9:01 AM CST
Hurray!
Now we can view them as often as we want. Thank you Dave. Thumbs up
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 12, 2014 9:55 AM CST

Plants Admin

Dave, some people may not see this, I know at first glance I just thought the announcement of the voting was still for the general vote. Could you also give a system message to everyone like you did earlier?
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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 12, 2014 10:03 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

I sent out the system message about the vote because we weren't getting as many votes as I thought we should. After I sent out the message, we got maybe a 30% increase in voting participation which was great.

With the best of show voting, we're not having that problem. Already nearly 50% of those who voted in the original categories have cast votes in the best of show. So, I feel a system message isn't warranted.
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 12, 2014 10:08 AM CST

Plants Admin

nodding Thumbs up
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Charter ATP Member Irises Salvias Xeriscape Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Colorado Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cat Lover
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Skiekitty
Nov 12, 2014 3:11 PM CST
My problem is that I didn't even know there was a contest going on, so was too late to put in any entries.. not that I'd have anything worthy compared to some of these pictures!! Shrug!
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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 12, 2014 3:12 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

How could you not know? It's been plastered all over the homepage for days on end, it was in the newsletter, I spammed facebook about it, and I even added it to the navigational menu on the left side.
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Ferns Daylilies Irises Cat Lover
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Sharon
Nov 12, 2014 3:16 PM CST
On the front page . . .starting October 25 with three or 4 more following.
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Charter ATP Member Irises Salvias Xeriscape Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Colorado Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cat Lover
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Skiekitty
Nov 12, 2014 3:20 PM CST
Ok, so I'm blind. Now what? Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing And I don't get any posts from FB from ATP for some reason and I honestly never saw it on the homepage.. but I don't scroll down, either. 5 second soundbyte mentality here... if it's not on the top with flashing neon lights & BZZT! noises, I won't see it. (not that I have sound at work)
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
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 12, 2014 3:33 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

It's funny that there's another thread going on today in a different forum of ATP where we're talking about how hard it is to get people to notice the big red info boxes. Smiling
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Nov 12, 2014 4:21 PM CST
So it's count down time now? I am already to clap and cheer for the winner. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Practicing. Green Grin!
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
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blue23rose
Nov 12, 2014 4:46 PM CST
I'll join you, Lynn! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

Very excited to see who the winners are. Just a little longer Whistling

Vickie
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