by Amanda

We never tire of getting a glimpse into your amazing gardens and thoroughly enjoyed going through all the submissions from our 2016 Fall Photo Contest. From colorful meadows to elegant perennial gardens, your photos gave us endless ideas and inspiration for our spring plantings. But as always, we had to choose winning photos and are excited about the four spectacular shots that came out on top. We hope you enjoy our garden gallery of winning photos as much as we did choosing them!

Grand Prize Winner: Summer Bouquet Submitted by Rich M.

Garden Gallery: Bouquet
Echinacea, Black Eyed Susan, Coreopsis and more make up this brilliant bouquet.

Winner: Cosmos Submitted by Debbie D.

Garden Gallery: Cosmos
We love the elegance of these summer Cosmos.

Winner: Zinnia Submitted by Donald F.

Garden Gallery: Zinnia
Does it get any cuter than this? It's always fun to see children getting interested in gardening.

Winner: Amaryllis Submitted by John C.

Garden Gallery: Amaryllis
A perfect shot of the gorgeous winter blooms of Amaryllis.

Some of our favorite photos come from passionate gardeners who are amateur photographers! Whether you're shooting on your phone or have a DSLR, there are some simple tips to become a better garden photographer. We're always running photo contests and urge you to enter. Even if you don't win, your photo may be featured to over 265,000 gardeners on our social media pages.

What was your favorite winning photo in our garden gallery? Please share in the comments below!

  1. Midnight Gold Bearded Iris Collection

    Escape to a garden of decadence and drama with our Midnight Gold Bearded Iris Collection. The large, beautiful blooms showcase saturated purple, rich velvety violet, and inky nearly ...

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    Midnight Gold Bearded Iris Collection Midnight Gold Bearded Iris Collection Iris germanica
    $49.32 Sale $36.99
    Per Collection of 5
    Escape to a garden of decadence and drama with our Midnight Gold Bearded Iris Collection. The large, beautiful blooms showcase saturated purple, rich velvety violet, and inky nearly black petals. Glimmers of soft gold light up the collection, with highlights on the variegated foliage like shooting stars. Collection of 5 plants. (Iris germanica)
  2. Monarch Magnet Pre-Planned Garden

    If you plant our Monarch Magnet Perennial Garden, they will come! This brilliant arrangement includes vital Butterfly Weeds that are the growing Monarch’s only food source, as ...

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    Monarch Magnet Pre-Planned Garden Monarch Magnet Pre-Planned Garden
    $153.32
    Per Garden of 18
    If you plant our Monarch Magnet Perennial Garden, they will come! This brilliant arrangement includes vital Butterfly Weeds that are the growing Monarch’s only food source, as well as six essential nectar plants favored by the adult butterflies. Attract monarchs and bring a vibrant dose of color and beauty to your yard. This Pre-Planned Garden comes with a garden layout map to make planting easy.
  3. Phenomenal Lavender, Lavandula x intermedia

    Phenomenal Lavender has it all: exceptionally tolerant of both high heat and harsh winter, this easy-to-grow lavender even shows resistance to the effects of humidity. Highly fragran...

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    Phenomenal® Lavender Lavender Phenomenal® PP#24193 Lavandula x intermedia Phenomenal PP#24193
    As low as $10.65
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Phenomenal Lavender has it all: exceptionally tolerant of both high heat and harsh winter, this easy-to-grow lavender even shows resistance to the effects of humidity. Highly fragrant with concentrated essential oils, Phenomenal's spikes of purple-blue flowers attract butterflies and bees to the garden. Edible, deer-resistant and fast-growing, this silver-leafed lavender has left all other new introductions in the dust! (Lavandula x intermedia) PP#24193
  4. Hidcote English Lavender

    ‚Hidcote‚ is a compact English Lavender that grows only 18-24 inches tall, with highly fragrant, deep purple-blue flowers. Excellent for both fresh and dried bouquets, th...

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    Hidcote English Lavender English Lavender Hidcote Lavandula angustifolia Hidcote
    As low as $6.65
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Hidcote' is a compact English Lavender that grows only 18-24 inches tall, with highly fragrant, deep purple-blue flowers. Excellent for both fresh and dried bouquets, this lavender attracts bees and butterflies but repels deer and rabbits. Perfect for hot, dry sites and drought tolerant once established. Great choice for container plantings. (Lavandula angustifolia)
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