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Picture This Photo Contest Winner for August

The response to August’s Picture This Photo Contest was over the top!  Our judge, David Perry, not only had a huge amount of work to do just looking at each photo but he also had some hard decisions to make.

GGW080309[1].jpg-HCG August 2009 reward-  late summer blooming perennialsThe first prize winner receives a selection of late summer blooming perennials from High Country Gardens.

Now, what everyone has been waiting for: David’s choice of winners and honorable mentions: Continue Reading →

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August’s Picture This Photo Contest

Pea pods and stems-David Perry.jpg-resizedAugust’s Picture This Photo Contest continues our tradition of having extremely talented photographers as judges. We’re delighted that David Perry is our judge for this last full month of summer. Any of us in the gardening world who are familiar with David’s work  know what an extraordinary talent he is: with a wide range of subject matter.  For those of you who don’t know David, this is an opportunity to familiarize yourself with him and his work. David also has a thoughtful and multi-layered blog.

GGW080309[1].jpg-Late summer blooming perennials-HCG-resizedThis month’s prize from High Country Gardens is a selection of late summer-blooming perennials. And what could be better than these plants to liven up the late summer border? As usual, David Salman has hand-picked all  the plants for Picture This. We love having him involved with GGW and participating in the contest. 

Below is David Perry’s choice of subject matter for this month, along with a detailed explanation of why he chose this one, as well as what he’s looking for in the winning entry.

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Winners for July’s Picture This Photo Contest

Gardening-Gone-Wild-070209-High-Country-Gardens-July-2009-prize-for-Picture-This.jpg-resizedThis month’s subject, Spring Flowering Trees, brought in the most responses we’ve had since starting the contest this spring. Rob Cardillo, our judge, decided on 2 FIRST Prize Winners, 1 Second Place Winner and 4 Runners-Up. Rob has also been kind enough to make comments on all participants’ photos.

Please note: the Yucca rostrata ‘Sapphire Skies’ , the first photo on the left in the 2nd row, is ©Joshua McCullough at www.phytophoto.com.

Our First Prize Winner from America will receive a fantastic succulent selection from High Country Gardens.

Our First Prize Winner from overseas will receive a different type of gift. We’ve discovered a not-for-profit micro-lending organization, Kiva, that we think is doing some pretty incredible things. Their mission is to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty. The winner will receive a gift certificate for $50 from Nan and Fran to lend to the entrepreneurs of their choice whose projects are listed on Kiva.

Both winners should contact Fran at fran.sorin@gmail.com in order to receive their rewards.

Here are our winners!

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A Reminder: This Week’s Deadline for July’s Picture This Photo Contest


A reminder that the deadline for July’s Picture This Photo Contest is midnight on Wednesday, July 22nd. For all of you who have procrastinated or have just found out about the contest, you’ve only got a few days to get your entry in.

July’s judge is photographer Rob Cardillo and the subject is flowering trees. Rob will be using certain criteria when selecting the winning photo. Here they are: Continue Reading →

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Picture This Photo Contest Winner

We’re thrilled at the tremendous response we’ve received for our first Picture This Photo Contest. Each of you have brought a unique element to this informal native plant gallery.  And as several of you told us, it has been both informational and alot of fun looking at your peers’ photos.

Our judge, Saxon Holt, has made the final decision for the winner plus a list of runner ups.  Here it is:

“Well, for this first time contest, with all of the kinks that needed to be ironed out,  we were amazed and gratified to receive so many fine entries.  It may be a cliché to say it was hard to pick one winner, but it was.  None-the-less, there is only one prize of the Agastache collection from High Country Gardens.

And the winning photo is: Continue Reading →

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