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Oct 7, 2013 4:50 AM CST
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
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What a great writing contest! Thank you so much to the writers and to those of you who voted.

THE WINNERS ARE:

FIRST PLACE 150 ACORNS: FREE BIRD by Blue23Rose (Vickie)

SECOND PLACE 100 ACORNS: DOWN HOME FOR THANKSGIVING by Dayjillymo (Jill)

THIRD PLACE 50 ACORNS: GHOULISH GREETINGS by floota (Julie)

We thought it was interesting that the winners included three different holidays as well as three totally different types of stories: a history lesson, down home humor, and a horror comedy. Great writing, ladies, and congratulations!

Your acorns are from the three of us equally, daylily, Char and me, though your acorn message will come from me. I'm sure you will soon use them wisely. Smiling

And on our story thread, Juli will have the name of the writer included with each story:

The thread "Daylily Tales - The STORIES - 2013" in Daylilies forum

Thank you again, you all made our first Daylily Tales contest an enjoyable event!
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Oct 7, 2013 5:11 AM CST
Name: Jill
Weatherby, Missouri (Zone 5a)
Birds Charter ATP Member Daylilies Farmer Irises Region: Missouri
Pollen collector Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Plant and/or Seed Trader
Thanks to all who voted for my story. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Smiling

This contest was a hoot - and I thought all the stories were wonderful. I can't wait to see names with all the stories.

Congratulations to all who participated. I thought every one did a fantastic job!
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Oct 7, 2013 5:13 AM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (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
Congratulations Jill and Julie! All the stories were so good and fun to read. We absolutely must do it again Group hug

Thank you Sharon, Char, and daylily for a great contest and for the acorns! And thank you very much to everyone who voted! I must say I am excited, a little dazed and amazed, and my heart is racing.
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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Oct 7, 2013 5:48 AM CST
Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
Annuals Herbs Heucheras Canning and food preservation Irises Lilies
Region: Minnesota Native Plants and Wildflowers Peonies Sedums Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
Congratulations Vickie, Jill, and Julie. They were GREAT stories!!!! Thumbs up
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Oct 7, 2013 5:48 AM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (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
In my haste to get off to work, I neglected to add a special thanks to those who voted for my story. Thank you very much for voting for me! I do appreciate it.
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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Oct 7, 2013 5:49 AM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (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
Thanks, Susie!
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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Oct 7, 2013 6:20 AM CST
Name: Juli
Ohio (Zone 6a)
Region: United States of America Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Daylilies Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Birds Hummingbirder Butterflies Dog Lover Cat Lover Garden Ideas: Master Level
Yes, congratulations to ALL the Acorn Acorn Acorn winners and a special thank you I tip my hat to you. to everyone who wrote a story to enter!

Thanks to everyone who voted also! I tip my hat to you.

The three of us really enjoyed hosting the contest! Thumbs up
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Oct 7, 2013 6:21 AM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Birds Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Heucheras Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Great stories and congrats to the winners!!!! Hurray! Hurray!
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Oct 7, 2013 6:25 AM CST
Name: Julie C
Roanoke, VA (Zone 7a)
Daylilies Garden Photography Region: Virginia Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Heucheras Cat Lover
Hummingbirder Clematis Lilies Birds Garden Art Butterflies
Likewise, thanks to all who voted for all of the stories. They were all enjoyable and fun. As someone else mentioned, don't you wonder if hybridizers realize what some of their funny names can lead to? Guess my story showed my age too, as I was part of the "Rocky Horror" generation ! I'm hoping to post the story ( for Halloween) on my blog along with many of the corresponding daylily pictures.

Julie

Here's ROCKY HORROR:


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Oct 7, 2013 6:26 AM CST
Name: Paula Shaw
Whittemore, Michigan (Zone 5a)
Birds Butterflies Daylilies Garden Art Hybridizer Irises
Region: Michigan
Congrats to all winners and participants!! Hurray! Hurray! They were all very good stories.
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Oct 7, 2013 7:13 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Congratulations to the winners!
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Oct 7, 2013 8:52 AM CST
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Name: Trish
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
These were so fun to read!! I loved them all!

Congratulations to the winners Thumbs up
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Oct 7, 2013 8:56 AM CST
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
Morning Glories Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants Butterflies Garden Photography
Congrats to all of the winners!!! Hurray! All of the stories were great and it was hard to pick the top 3. Thumbs up
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Oct 7, 2013 10:02 AM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
Congrats! Congrats to the winners. I thought ALL the stories were really good and had a hard time deciding on who to vote for.

I am especially happy to see FREE BIRD win as that was my personal number one choice. Great job but great job by all!
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Oct 7, 2013 11:41 AM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine 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 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Dog Lover
I meant it when I said it was hard to decide --- it WAS! I enjoyed all the stories.

Congratulations to the winners but IMHO everyone who wrote a story is a winner!

Fun contest Juli, Char & Sharon. Thanks so much for hosting it & putting it all together. I'm looking forward to the next one. Big Grin
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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Oct 7, 2013 11:47 AM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
I thought it was lots of fun to write a story. My mind never comes up with any decent fiction so I based my story on a memory of a Christmas Past when I was about 16. The story is pure sillyness but my mom and I really did always have our Christmas dinner and presents on Christmas eve and really did go to wonderful Christmas party on Christmas day at dear friends. But it was right here, not in Connecticut and there was no Song and Dance Troop! Hilarious! But there was guitar playing and singing of Christmas Carols and old classics and there really was hot spiced wine. Big Grin Thumbs up
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Oct 7, 2013 12:03 PM CST
Name: Juli
Ohio (Zone 6a)
Region: United States of America Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Daylilies Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Birds Hummingbirder Butterflies Dog Lover Cat Lover Garden Ideas: Master Level
Back "in the old days" when the AHS Robin allowed for posts that were "non- daylily" they used to have Halloween and Christmas story posts with daylily names, and I believe some clubs do them as games - so it was not an original idea or anything. However, it was fun, and I thought we could all use a pick me up after bloom season was over!

RIta, I never write fiction either - but I had fun writing up the example!
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Oct 7, 2013 12:11 PM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
I hope this becomes an annual tradition. It was a LOT of fun and I bet people from the other forums here at ATP will join in as word spreads about the Daylily Stories contest. And everyone did such a great job.
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Oct 7, 2013 12:12 PM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Birds Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Heucheras Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
I would like to know who wrote the non winning stories. Could that be posted as well??
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Oct 7, 2013 12:15 PM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
It was added to the stories thread. It now shows who wrote each story.

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