Page 1 of 10 • 1 2 3 4 5 ... 10
Views: 3403, Replies: 184 » Jump to the end
Cast Your Votes for the 2017 Garden.org Photo Contest!

By dave
November 24, 2017

Over the past few weeks, gardeners from all over have been submitting their favorite photos, and it's now time for you to vote on your favorites! 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.

[View the item] Give a thumbs up

Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer Tomato Heads
Garden Photography Birds Cut Flowers Foliage Fan Houseplants Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Image
Paul2032
Nov 24, 2017 4:12 PM CST
Busy day yesterday. I had 17 coming for dinner. Exciting day. In the middle of the cooking I heard a loud explosion and lost power. As it turns out a transformer on the pole in front of my house had failed. My Son and Daughter came and got the partially cooked food and finished cooking the dinner. Then the power got back on. Everyone enjoyed dinner and my son and son-in-law pitched in and cleaned up the kitchen. My frig is full of leftovers and my son and a grandson have been here for leftovers. Others will come later. A quiet day so I've been voting a few categories at a time and just finished. Thanks to everyone for sharing your lovely pictures.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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
Image
blue23rose
Nov 24, 2017 4:25 PM CST
What a day you had Paul! Having electricity is certainly something to be thankful for!

I have been voting off and on today. So many beautiful pictures to choose from that it is very difficult to narrow it down to three in a couple of the categories. There are some real stunners out there!
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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
Image
blue23rose
Nov 24, 2017 4:53 PM CST
Oh my goodness! I just voted for my favorites in the Landscapes and Gardens category. What a difficult decision that was! So many deserving photos.
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Sandy
Tennessee (Zone 6b)
Region: Tennessee Birds Annuals Garden Photography
Image
Lakeside
Nov 24, 2017 6:03 PM CST
I found looking at lovely garden photos was an excellent way to spend the morning after Thanksgiving! Big thank you to everyone who shared their photos.
"People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us." ~ Iris Murdoch
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer Tomato Heads
Garden Photography Birds Cut Flowers Foliage Fan Houseplants Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Image
Paul2032
Nov 24, 2017 6:22 PM CST
The landscape photos were tough to decide on.....
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
Image
ctcarol
Nov 24, 2017 7:00 PM CST
I just finished! Now I need a drink. I would apologize to all that I rejected. Just too many great photos to narrow down to three. Landscape is always the toughest, but they're all difficult...especially when they aren't in the correct category. Lots of confusion there, so I just vote on what I like the most.
Name: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
Butterflies Bookworm Region: Australia Birds Bee Lover Dragonflies
Garden Photography Salvias Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers hot summers Native Plants and Wildflowers Annuals
Image
carolem
Nov 24, 2017 9:17 PM CST
...my what a grand selection of photographic entries. Well done everyone. The category I got most hung up on was the Irises.
If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.

Vincent Van Gough
Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
Life & gardens: make them beautiful
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Vermiculture
Image
joannakat
Nov 24, 2017 10:11 PM CST
I'm having a hard time voting too! So many great pictures. I'm really hoping that many of them were posted into more than one category because I'm feeling very limited having only three votes in each. Like so many of you, I'm finding the landscape category to be difficult, but others too.

This is going to take a while! D'Oh!
AKA Joey.
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
tx_flower_child
Nov 24, 2017 11:31 PM CST
As soon as the voting began, I spent hours upon hours looking at all of those beautiful photographs. I didn't even make it through all of the categories. Also, I didn't vote but merely marked ones to go back to narrow down.

I did get really confused and would sometimes have to scroll to be sure I knew which category I was looking at. And I swear (if I did) that I saw the exact same picture in several categories. And I could also swear (if I did) that I saw pictures that had been in the 2016 contest. Guess my eyes were glazing over and my brain was on auto-pilot. Thus I decided to go to a matinee this afternoon for an escape to a different type of screen.

BTW — Anyone who is the least bit observant will immediately recognize one of the few pictures that I posted. Please feel free to ignore it. (Yes, I know y'all feel free to do whatever you like. Just saying.) I merely posted it because it made me grin. No worries.
Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
Life & gardens: make them beautiful
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Vermiculture
Image
joannakat
Nov 24, 2017 11:42 PM CST
Okay, I now have a new favorite category--the wildlife and plants. So many made me smile, and I have starred so many!

Off to bed with me now, and I'll deal with it another day. What fun!
AKA Joey.
Name: Alex
mid MI (Zone 5a)
Cat Lover Daylilies Photo Contest Winner: 2017
Image
samhain10
Nov 25, 2017 6:51 AM CST
I voted too. Wow - some great stuff there, gardens and photos both! Enjoyed it!
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
Plant Addict!!
Daylilies Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Irises Hibiscus Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Bee Lover Native Plants and Wildflowers Lilies Garden Art Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Miniature Gardening
Image
Legalily
Nov 25, 2017 10:15 AM CST
I voted. Should have entered. D'Oh!
Be a person that makes others feel special.
Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
Life & gardens: make them beautiful
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Vermiculture
Image
joannakat
Nov 25, 2017 10:20 AM CST
Legalily said:I voted. Should have entered. D'Oh!


Next time!
AKA Joey.
Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Deer Ferns Herbs Dragonflies
Spiders! Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Birds Fruit Growers Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
Bonehead
Nov 25, 2017 10:47 AM CST
So far all I've done is enjoy the pretty pictures. Lovely shots, some miscategorized or not even garden related, but oh well. Wildlife is a difficult category - how does one compare bugs to birds to bears?
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
Life & gardens: make them beautiful
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Vermiculture
Image
joannakat
Nov 25, 2017 12:29 PM CST
Bonehead said:So far all I've done is enjoy the pretty pictures. Lovely shots, some miscategorized or not even garden related, but oh well. Wildlife is a difficult category - how does one compare bugs to birds to bears?


I wondered that too. I guess the interpretation needs to be loose so that we don't end up with way too many categories.
AKA Joey.
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
Region: Florida Butterflies Birds Bee Lover Hummingbirder Tropicals
Bromeliad Container Gardener Foliage Fan Salvias Cactus and Succulents Native Plants and Wildflowers
Image
sunkissed
Nov 25, 2017 1:13 PM CST
joannakat said:

I wondered that too. I guess the interpretation needs to be loose so that we don't end up with way too many categories.


There are over 350 entries in that one category, I had a difficult time and finally decided to vote for my favorite bird, then butterfly/insect and then animal for my three choices. Honestly I don't know the difference between a lily and daylily, yet two categories for them... Confused I had no idea where to put my rain lily...LOL.

Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
Plant Addict!!
Daylilies Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Irises Hibiscus Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Bee Lover Native Plants and Wildflowers Lilies Garden Art Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Miniature Gardening
Image
Legalily
Nov 25, 2017 1:20 PM CST
Sherri lilies have bulbs so they go in the bulb category. Daylilies don't have bulbs. Smiling I'm not familiar with rain lilies but if they have bulbs they would go in lilies or bulbs - correct anyone?
Be a person that makes others feel special.
Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
Life & gardens: make them beautiful
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Vermiculture
Image
joannakat
Nov 25, 2017 1:21 PM CST
sunkissed said:

There are over 350 entries in that one category, I had a difficult time and finally decided to vote for my favorite bird, then butterfly/insect and then animal for my three choices. Honestly I don't know the difference between a lily and daylily, yet two categories for them... Confused I had no idea where to put my rain lily...LOL.



Lilies and daylilies are two different things. And I believe that water lilies are too (are they part of the lotus family?) I can't complain though because when I first joined this site, I posted about my lilies in the daylily forum! I was gently corrected when my post was moved to the lily forum and I was kindly informed by the moderator. This is one way we learn, right? Whistling
AKA Joey.
Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
Life & gardens: make them beautiful
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Vermiculture
Image
joannakat
Nov 25, 2017 1:23 PM CST
Legalily said:Sherri lilies have bulbs so they go in the bulb category. Daylilies don't have bulbs. Smiling I'm not familiar with rain lilies but if they have bulbs they would go in lilies or bulbs - correct anyone?


There are categories for both the lilies and daylilies, separate from bulbs.
AKA Joey.
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
Plant Addict!!
Daylilies Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Irises Hibiscus Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Bee Lover Native Plants and Wildflowers Lilies Garden Art Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Miniature Gardening
Image
Legalily
Nov 25, 2017 1:29 PM CST
Oops I forgot they could go in either category Joanna. D'Oh! Thanks for the correction Thumbs up
Be a person that makes others feel special.

Page 1 of 10 • 1 2 3 4 5 ... 10

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Cast Your Votes for the 2017 Garden.org Photo Contest!
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by ge1836 and is called "Penstemon Dark Towers blooms"