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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: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Oct 25, 2014 8:52 AM CST
@dave

I'm wondering about these 2 categories. What I consider an annual to me, since I'm zone 6a, may be considered a perennial to someone else who lives in a warmer zone.

How (and what) are you going to determine what is in the annual cat. and what is in the perennial cat.?

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Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Oct 25, 2014 10:43 AM CST
Could you use the Botanical description "tender perennial" as your indicator for the Perennial Cat? Would a plant that completes its' entire life cycle in a single growing season be the only plants in the Annual Cat?
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dave
Oct 25, 2014 11:06 AM CST

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Perennials that can be grown as annuals are probably appropriate.
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Horntoad
Oct 25, 2014 4:02 PM CST
To me a perennial is a perennial no matter how it is grown. If someone chooses to grow it outside it's proper zone and replant every year, doesn't change the fact that it is a perennial.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Oct 25, 2014 4:03 PM CST

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That was my initial thought, too.
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Calif_Sue
Oct 25, 2014 4:28 PM CST

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I agree
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Name: Diana
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wind
Nov 2, 2014 4:31 PM CST
what would you put a dahlia photo in: annual, perennial or bulb?
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Horntoad
Nov 2, 2014 4:41 PM CST
Dahlias are perennials
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pirl
Nov 2, 2014 5:12 PM CST
Since they are also tubers I put them under bulbs (food storage systems). It has been discussed previously and I believe either Bulbs or Perennials was the answer.

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