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You Decide the Winners of the All Things Plants Photo Contest

By dave
November 8, 2014

The entries are in and it's time to check out the photos that were submitted in our first annual photo contest. Each member may cast up to 3 votes in each category, so head over to the photo contest page, start browsing the many beautiful photos, and cast your votes for your favorites.

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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 7, 2014 6:38 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

I'm halfway done looking through a single category. Wow! I've starred over 20 images. How am I ever going to choose which 3 I vote for? So many great photos! Hurray!
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: North Carolina Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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vic
Nov 7, 2014 6:43 PM CST
Thank you so much for the way you have set this all up Dave. It's so easy to navigate. Thumbs up Thumbs up

Choosing only 3 images is the difficult part.
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Georgia Garden Sages Organic Gardener Beekeeper Vegetable Grower
Seed Starter Cut Flowers Composter Keeper of Poultry Keeps Goats Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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abhege
Nov 7, 2014 7:19 PM CST
Yes, you made it super simple Dave. Except of course, trying to narrow it down to just three!

Everyone is a winner in my book. These are fantastic photos.
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 7, 2014 7:21 PM CST
Help! I can't quit scrolling! So many wonderful pictures and I am enjoying this so much Thumbs up Very tough decisions to make, but I must stop now and take a rest. My head is so full and my wrist hurts... not kidding Rolling on the floor laughing
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
Nov 7, 2014 7:28 PM CST
I agree, difficult choices are having to be made in every category.
Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
Windswept Farm & Gardens
Hostas Lilies Hybridizer Keeps Sheep Pollen collector Irises
Hummingbirder Region: United States of America Daylilies Region: Oklahoma Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kidfishing
Nov 7, 2014 7:31 PM CST
So many to go through!
So many great pictures!
Kidfishing
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 7, 2014 7:48 PM CST
I agree on all counts! Dave, you really outdid yourself with this voting set up. I too am going through & starring MANY. Then I refresh the page & go back through my starred ones & eliminate some by clicking the star again which takes those out of the running and then I do it again & again & again.

It IS tough as there are soooooo many excellent photos. The artistry I see here.....
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 ~~



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 7, 2014 8:45 PM CST
I'm stuck! I have it down to 6 on the veggies and just can *not* eliminate any more. I am sooooo glad you fixed it so the system remembers our starred ones Dave. I have been going through those 6 over & over & over and can't cut any of them. The only thing I can do is to come back another day & maybe then I can eliminate it down to 3. Sighing!
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 ~~



Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Georgia Garden Sages Organic Gardener Beekeeper Vegetable Grower
Seed Starter Cut Flowers Composter Keeper of Poultry Keeps Goats Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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abhege
Nov 7, 2014 8:55 PM CST
I am just going through each category and checking favorites first. One category I have 33! I'll go back tomorrow and pick my top 3. It is VERY HARD, but just think if we had to choose just one.
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
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Horntoad
Nov 7, 2014 9:24 PM CST
Finished starring all the categories. Now to vote.
wildflowersoftexas.com
texasnatureonline.com


Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
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Horntoad
Nov 7, 2014 9:49 PM CST
Finished!
wildflowersoftexas.com
texasnatureonline.com


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 7, 2014 9:56 PM CST
Wow, what a bunch of talented photographers we have here at ATP.

I just finished all categories. I couldn't stop once I got started. I went through one category at a time and completed it.
Dave you made this very easy.
What fun.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
Rabbit Keeper Birds Hummingbirder Salvias Xeriscape Organic Gardener
Container Gardener Cottage Gardener Bee Lover Forum moderator Butterflies Apples
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Marilyn
Nov 8, 2014 12:00 AM CST
I'm guessing that you can't vote for yourself. Whistling
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
Rabbit Keeper Birds Hummingbirder Salvias Xeriscape Organic Gardener
Container Gardener Cottage Gardener Bee Lover Forum moderator Butterflies Apples
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Marilyn
Nov 8, 2014 12:56 AM CST
In the Bugs or Birds on Plants category, I thought the bugs and/or birds had to be touching a plant in the pic, but I found 3 pics that show they aren't at all. Confused

In the Daylilies category, there is one pic that doesn't even look like a daylily flower. Confused
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses
Clematis Irises Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages
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zuzu
Nov 8, 2014 2:14 AM CST

Plants Admin

If you don't think they belong in the category, don't vote for them. Smiling
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Nov 8, 2014 3:37 AM CST
Great contest Dave. I second vics comment about navigation.
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Georgia Garden Sages Organic Gardener Beekeeper Vegetable Grower
Seed Starter Cut Flowers Composter Keeper of Poultry Keeps Goats Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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abhege
Nov 8, 2014 6:12 AM CST
I don't see why you couldn't vote for yourself.

@dave I hope after the contest we get to see who submitted each photo because there are some I would like to inquire about.
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 8, 2014 6:35 AM CST
Finished voting! The toughest category for me was the macros. Wow! There are some astounding photos in this contest.

Thanks for making this such as easy task to navigate through, Dave!
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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 8, 2014 7:43 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

abhege said:I don't see why you couldn't vote for yourself.

@dave I hope after the contest we get to see who submitted each photo because there are some I would like to inquire about.


Yes, when we reveal the winners you'll be able to see the username for each photo along with any other information about it (what plant it is, if that information was given, and the caption, etc.)

And yes, you can vote for your own photos.
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
Morning Glories Garden Photography Region: Pennsylvania Charter ATP Member Orchids Dragonflies
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1 I helped beta test the first seed swap Bookworm Bee Lover
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luvsgrtdanes
Nov 8, 2014 7:52 AM CST
I must say Dave I LOVE the voting system. Sooo easy to view them but I agree sooo hard to choose!
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