ATP Photo Contest: Cast Your Votes for the Best of Show

By dave
December 4, 2015

The first place winning photos in each category are now revealed, but voting isn't over! You now must choose your favorites from among them. The ones with the most votes will receive the Best of Show microbadge. You have 48 hours to vote.

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Dec 3, 2015 8:36 PM CST
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Name: Reid
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I guess I was unclear about the best of show voting. I see some categories are missing, like fruits and vegetables. Maybe I missed it though. Shrug!
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Dec 3, 2015 9:33 PM CST
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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I believe the white flower with all the frills was in the fruits and vegetables category.
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Dec 4, 2015 1:13 AM CST
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It's a gourd blossom. Thumbs up
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Dec 4, 2015 4:11 AM CST
Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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Hmm..now I'm going to have to make room for gourds. I wonder if they're a host plant for any kind of caterpillar? Rolling on the floor laughing Seriously, that is a gorgeous photo. I do remember making it one of my three in the initial round of voting. Thumbs up
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Dec 4, 2015 12:29 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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I wondered what that one was! Really striking photo! Hope someone will tell just which gourd produced that gorgeous bloom. Smiling
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Dec 4, 2015 1:06 PM CST
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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Dec 4, 2015 1:07 PM CST
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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I have never seen a gourd blossom like that one. So I too want to know what it is!
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Dec 4, 2015 1:09 PM CST
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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Cross posted, dirt! I must try that one! It looks like a trellis system will be useful.
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Dec 4, 2015 4:20 PM CST
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
I have Chinese Cucumber (Trichosanthes kirilowii) with a similar flower. I'm sure it's a common attribute of the genus.
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Dec 4, 2015 5:46 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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So is this an edible fruit? Not that I really care, but it's not clear if all species of Trichosanthes are edible.
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Dec 4, 2015 6:02 PM CST
Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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I searched earlier and this link I found shows that it is edible.
http://www.motherearthnews.com...
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Dec 4, 2015 6:06 PM CST
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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Apparently it is.
I've been checking it out a bit and have read that people do eat the shoots, leaves, and immature fruit, but only the pulp of the mature fruit.
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Dec 4, 2015 6:10 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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I want to know how large the blooms are.
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Dec 4, 2015 6:16 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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dirtdorphins said:Apparently it is.
I've been checking it out a bit and have read that people do eat the shoots, leaves, and immature fruit, but only the pulp of the mature fruit.


@dirtdorphins Tee hee hee, so is that "Eats shoots and leaves" or "Eats, shoots and leaves?" Hilarious! (Don't mind me, I think I'm in a comma just now.)
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Dec 4, 2015 6:33 PM CST
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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Hilarious!
is that a coma or a comma you're in?

I want to know if the photographer credited for the image on Flickr and Pinterest entered it into the ATP photo contest.
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Dec 4, 2015 7:20 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing You guys are cracking me up.
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Dec 5, 2015 9:10 AM CST
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Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level
Glad to see my question enlightened so many people, and helped them discover a fun new plant to try with so many pleasing attributes!
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Dec 5, 2015 11:08 AM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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coma? comma? mmmmmm...

So you spotted that same photo on Flickr and Pinterest? Got a link?
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Dec 5, 2015 11:53 AM CST
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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FYI, The photo of the snake gourd blossom has already been disqualified from the contest. You can vote for another photo, now, if you already voted for that photo.
The thread "Disqualified photos" in ATP Photo Contest: Cast Your Votes for the Best of Show
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Last edited by Danita Dec 5, 2015 11:55 AM Icon for preview
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Dec 5, 2015 12:32 PM CST
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Region: Utah Bee Lover Garden Photography Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Oh dear,
yes--there are many--here is one from tumblr
http://startwithaseed.tumblr.c...

It is very unfortunate that this travesty was not discovered before the initial category voting began, but, better late than way too late!

Let's move on!

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