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The Winners of the 2015 All Things Plants Photo Contest Are...

By dave
December 8, 2015

All judging and voting is finished and we are ready to unveil the Best of Show winner, along with the blue ribbon winners of each category. Come in and check it out!

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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
Sempervivums Sedums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 1
Garden Art Birds Dog Lover Cat Lover Region: Pacific Northwest Hummingbirder
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gg5
Dec 9, 2015 12:00 AM CST
Hi Dave just wanted to extend my heartfelt appreciation for these photo contests. They seem to bring people together, and I was able to look through the pictures and maybe have an idea of what the interests of folks on ATP who I don't interact with, what plants they take pictures of - it seems a great way to be able to have contact outside my usual forums. Thanks again, personally I think this one was a great success Thumbs up
Cheers I tip my hat to you.
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
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greene
Dec 9, 2015 4:34 PM CST
I agree. This was a great way to see some names (and new plants) that are new to me. Hurray! The photography contest makes me want to visit more forums in the future. It's good to know that one does not need to be a professional photographer for folks to admire their terrific photos.
Thank you Dave. Thank You!
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
Sempervivums Sedums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 1
Garden Art Birds Dog Lover Cat Lover Region: Pacific Northwest Hummingbirder
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gg5
Dec 9, 2015 7:03 PM CST
I agree it is almost like an ice breaker Thumbs up
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Asa

Bee Lover Garden Photography Region: Utah Garden Ideas: Master Level
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evermorelawnless
Dec 9, 2015 7:17 PM CST
Managing a contest like this can be an absolute nightmare, administratively. And I'm pretty sure that it's frustrating on that end (firsthand info here: I am absolutely confident that I, personally, showed up in a bad dream or two of Dave's during the contest).

But what a great consequence/benefit Greg points out. We all have our own cells and threads and interests and micro-communities here on ATP to some extent. But the contest seems to shuffle the strata some and really allows for connections and insights and appreciations that wouldn't otherwise occur.

Thanks for posting this Greg. It's really true.

Thanks for throwing this party, Dave. I know people really do enjoy the contest and the cascading effects that it has on the site and the site's participants.
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
Sempervivums Sedums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 1
Garden Art Birds Dog Lover Cat Lover Region: Pacific Northwest Hummingbirder
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gg5
Dec 9, 2015 8:00 PM CST
Asa totally true!! Thank You!
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Herbs Orchids Birds Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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dyzzypyxxy
Dec 10, 2015 2:49 PM CST
I agree with Greg, absolutely. The contests are a wonderful way to broaden our use of ATP.

Seems to me that the contest in late summer 2014 to buff up the Plant Database was another huge success. Did I miss it this year?

@dave ? When will we have another one of those?
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: MissyPenny
Bristol, Pennsylvania
Vegetable Grower Roses Region: Pennsylvania Garden Photography Birds Critters Allowed
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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MissyPenny
Dec 10, 2015 3:32 PM CST
gg5 said:Hi Dave just wanted to extend my heartfelt appreciation for these photo contests. They seem to bring people together, and I was able to look through the pictures and maybe have an idea of what the interests of folks on ATP who I don't interact with, what plants they take pictures of - it seems a great way to be able to have contact outside my usual forums. Thanks again, personally I think this one was a great success Thumbs up
Cheers I tip my hat to you.

I agree---thank you so much, I too, appreciate all your hard work....and am still looking through all the marvelous photos! Thank You!

Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
Replace your lawn with a garden!
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Bee Lover Sedums
Hostas Dog Lover Xeriscape Region: Minnesota Heucheras Butterflies
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foraygardengirl
Dec 10, 2015 3:39 PM CST
I agree with all of the above. Great contest, well run and managed, especially with many challenges involved in doing so. The photos were varied and wonderful and I really enjoyed looking through them. It was a bit difficult to cast votes because there were so many good ones!
Thanks for all you do, Dave!
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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
Dec 10, 2015 4:15 PM CST

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dyzzypyxxy said: I agree with Greg, absolutely. The contests are a wonderful way to broaden our use of ATP.

Seems to me that the contest in late summer 2014 to buff up the Plant Database was another huge success. Did I miss it this year?

@dave ? When will we have another one of those?


Yes, those are indeed a lot of fun, and they tend to get everyone into new areas of the database that they may not be active in. We'll have to see about doing another one sometime.

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