Announcing the winners of the 2016 Garden.org Photo Contest!
This is it! Our highly anticipated 2016 photo contest has finished with 3,136 photos submitted by 169 different members. Today we reveal the Best of Show winners, as well as the winners of each individual category. Special thanks to our good friends at Gardener's Supply for sponsoring this year's contest with prizes for the winners.
First Place - Best in Show: By lelehmann:
Second Place - Best in Show: By KariRFrey:
Third Place - Best in Show: By evermorelawnless:
Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to everyone who participated. You can view all the winners of each category, and see how all the other photos placed, by visiting the 2016 Photo Contest page. And now, for the rest of the newsletter:
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Gardening Ideas from other NGA Members:
November 27, 2016
Sempervivums are plants that originate on the European continent. Found at high altitudes known as alpine zones, they thrive in this harsh and rugged terrain. Sempervivums are becoming increasingly popular in the United States as gardeners fall in love with the textures and colors of these amazing little plants.
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The most popular images last week from our plant database:
The most popular Landscape Photos from last week:Click an image to view the names of the plants in each photo.
Noteworthy acorn tips given this week:
4 people gave
for post #1327557 in "Bird Photos, December 2016"
4 people gave for post #1324884 in "Banner for November 27, 2016 by dirtdorphins" by dirtdorphins
3 people gave for a photo of Lady Tulip (Tulipa clusiana) by dirtdorphins
3 people gave for post #1324824 in "Share Your Photos" by GoatDriver
2 people gave for post #1327552 in "Banner for December 2, 2016 by Whitebeard" by Whitebeard
2 people gave for a photo of Lily (Lilium amabile) by BUGGYCRAZY
2 people gave for post #1327461 in "Bird Photos, December 2016" by RobinSeeds
2 people gave for post #1327541 in "Share Your Photos" by GoatDriver
2 people gave for the idea "Sempervivum 101" by valleylynn
2 people gave for a photo of Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Lording It') by cliftoncat
The most active threads this week:
Check out these numbers from last week:
- 289 members joined.
- 3,660 posts written in our forums.
- 805 photos posted to the plant database.
- 376 plants added to personal inventory lists.