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Reminder for Picture This Contest for April 2010

For those of you who haven’t gotten around to entering Picture This for April, this is a reminder to do so. The deadline is this Wednesday, April 21st at 11:59pm.

Rob Cardillo has chosen the theme of ‘green world’ for this month. To read what he is looking for in entries, click on: Picture This.

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Picture This Contest-April 2010

We’re delighted that Rob Cardillo who has been a judge for Picture This last summer,  is back at the helm this month for April.  Although most of you already are familiar with Rob’s work, if you’re not, take the time to check out his newly redesigned website: it’s worth the time.  Rob is a much sought after photographer whose work has graced  too many publications to list.

Rob has chosen Green World as the theme for this month’s contest. Here’s what he has to say:

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GGW Plant Pick of The Month- Plants with Variegated Foliage

Dramatic variegated foliage of Canna ‘Striata’ pops in this seasonal display bed with Zinnia elegans ‘Zowie Yellow Flame’ and Z. elegans ‘Uproar Rose’, Rudeckia hirta ‘Indian Summer’, Persicaria polymorpha, Perovskia atriplicifolia, Cleome ‘Spirit Frost’ and Cleome ‘Spirit Merlot’, Lythrum virgatum ‘Morden’s Gleam’ and Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ companions.

Dramatic gold and green variegated foliage of Canna 'Striata' pops in this display bed with Zinnia elegans ‘Zowie Yellow Flame’ and Z. elegans ‘Uproar Rose’, Rudbeckia hirta ‘Indian Summer’, Persicaria polymorpha, Perovskia atriplicifolia, Cleome ‘Spirit Frost’ and Cleome ‘Spirit Merlot’ and Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ companions.

Traditionally, GGW Plant Pick of The Month highlights a specific genus or cultivar. I’m going to try something different for October and feature plants with variegated foliage. They function as important accents in my seasonal displays. Note, photos will include companion plant names as well. Continue Reading →

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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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Rob Cardillo, Photographer Extraordinaire

If you’ve picked up an American gardening magazine or any of a number of gardening books over the years, there’s a good chance you’ve seen and enjoyed some of Rob Cardillo’s outstanding garden photography. If you’re interested in learning a little more about the man behind the camera, check out this great article in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer: Visions of ‘Paradise’. Rob also has a web site (Rob Cardillo Photography) showcasing some of his work, and a photo blog too (Little Green Pixels).

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