by Amanda

If you’re looking for garden inspiration, look no further than the winners of our 2016 Summer Photo Contest. After going through hundreds of photo entries, we narrowed down our winners to four spectacular shots of customer gardens. We hope you enjoy the winning photos as much as we do.

Grand Prize Winner: Asclepias, submitted by Connie E.

Garden Inspiration: Asclepias, Butterfly Weed

Winner: Rudbeckia, submitted by Don F.

Garden Inspiration: Rudbeckia, Black Eyed Susan

Winner: Cosmos, submitted by Nancy R.

Garden Inspiration: Cosmos

Winner: Zinnia and Cosmos, submitted by Patricia M.

Garden Inspiration: Zinnia and Cosmos

We hope you get the same garden inspiration we did from these winning photos and don’t forget, you can always enter your best shots into our next contest.

  1. Tall Mardi Gras Sunflower Mix, Helianthus annuus Tall Mardi Gras Mix

    The Mardi Gras Sunflower Mix features a rich, painterly palette of gold, ochre, and rust red hues. These sunflowers will grow between 3.3 to 8 feet tall, with varied blooms that rang...

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    Tall Mardi Gras Sunflower Seed Mix Tall Mardi Gras Sunflower Mix Helianthus annuus Tall Mardi Gras Mix
    As low as $12.95
    Per 1/4 Pound
    The Mardi Gras Sunflower Mix features a rich, painterly palette of gold, ochre, and rust red hues. These sunflowers will grow between 3.3 to 8 feet tall, with varied blooms that range from 4-12 inches wide. Plant to beautify your landscape and enjoy watching bees, butterflies, and birds come to visit. All of the seed we carry at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free, and guaranteed to grow. Annual. (Helianthus)
  2. Sunflower Seeds Chocolate Cherry, Helianthus annuus Chocolate Cherry close up with black-cherry petals

    Chocolate Cherry Sunflowers feature black-cherry petals surrounding a deep brown center. These striking blooms, measuring up to 5” across, glow red in the sunlight. Plant to add a ...

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    Sunflower Seeds Chocolate Cherry Chocolate Cherry Sunflower Helianthus annuus Chocolate Cherry
    As low as $12.95
    Per 1/4 Pound
    Chocolate Cherry Sunflowers feature black-cherry petals surrounding a deep brown center. These striking blooms, measuring up to 5” across, glow red in the sunlight. Plant to add a rich, moody hue to your garden and cut flower arrangements in summer and fall. All of the seed we carry at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free, and guaranteed to grow. Annual. (Helianthus)
  3. Double Sun Sunflower, Helianthus annuus Double Sun

    Double Sun Sunflowers feature double solid gold petals surrounding lime green centers. Large 7-9-inch-wide blooms add cheerful color and unusual texture to your garden and cut flower...

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    Sunflower Seeds Double Sun Double Sun Sunflower Helianthus annuus Double Sun
    As low as $19.95
    Per 1/4 Pound
    Double Sun Sunflowers feature double solid gold petals surrounding lime green centers. Large 7-9-inch-wide blooms add cheerful color and unusual texture to your garden and cut flower arrangements. Plant to feeds bees, butterflies, and birds. All of the seed we carry at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free, and guaranteed to grow. Annual. (Helianthus)
  4. Crimson Velvet Sunflower, Helianthus annuus Crimson Velvet growing in meadow

    Crimson Velvet Sunflowers feature deep brown centers surrounded by petals in a matching hue, tipped with soft yellow as if dipped in sunshine. This striking heirloom variety is easy ...

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    Sunflower Seeds Crimson Velvet Crimson Velvet Sunflower Helianthus annuus Crimson Velvet
    As low as $19.95
    Per 1/4 Pound
    Crimson Velvet Sunflowers feature deep brown centers surrounded by petals in a matching hue, tipped with soft yellow as if dipped in sunshine. This striking heirloom variety is easy to grow, with large flowers up to 8 inches wide that create a landing pad for pollinators and birds. This of the seed we carry at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free, and guaranteed to grow. Annual. (Helianthus)
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