After browsing through hundreds of spectacular garden photos submitted to our spring photo contest, we feel as though we got the unique chance to step into your gardens for a moment. From sweeping spring wildflower meadows, to cheerful spring groupings of Tulips and Daffodils, and awe-inspiring closeups of pollinators on your flowers, we are truly impressed with all of your garden photos.
But, as with every photo contest, we had the daunting task of choosing a handful of winning photos from the amazing collection, and this spring it was as hard as ever. Congratulations to our winning photographers - and we hope you enjoy their fabulous garden photos as much as we do.
Grand Prize Winner: Zinnia, Submitted By Tammy Travis
The spectacular grand prize winning shot shows the patience and time Tammy took to capture this moment perfectly.
Winner: Poppy (Papaver), Submitted By Connie Etter
We love this shot of a ladybug resting on a delicate poppy.
Winner: Sunflower, Submitted By Josie Tafoya
It's unclear who loves Sunflowers more; gardeners or bees?
Winner: Mexican Hat, Submitted By Christine Miller
A lovely capture of unique Mexican Hat (Ratibida) blooms.
Now that we’re almost into summer and your gardens are bursting in blooms, it’s time to start thinking about taking winning garden photos of your own! Learn everything you need to know about taking spectacular photos of your garden in our two part blog series:
Our new Wet Area Wildflower Seed Mix is the perfect mix of colorful wildflowers and textural grasses for wet soil. A dozen perennial wildflowers, including favorites such as Aster, Milkweed, Liatris, Helenium, Joe Pye Weed, and more will provide flowers all season long to attract butterflies and other pollinators. These wildflowers are complemented by a range of perennial grasses that provide lush green foliage and interesting textures from small flowers and seed heads. While most wildflowers do best with well-draining soil, our Wet Area Mix is specially formulated to succeed in meadows or gardens near water features and streams. All of the seed we carry at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow.
‘Under The Sea’ Zinnia Mix includes three colors that will remind you of the tropics! Nectar-rich berry purple, white sand, and coral pink flowers blooms all summer. Long-blooming flowers have rich colors and will attract butterflies and pollinators. Plant these easy-to-grow and deer resistant seeds in full sun – make sure to plant enough for cut flower bouquets! Annual. All of the seed we carry at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow.
‘South of the Border’ Zinnia Mix is a bright, bold mix of yellow, red, and bicolor flowers. As the name hints, these flowers originated in warm, sunny Mexico, and are native to the Southwestern US as well. Count on Zinnias to attract butterflies and beneficial pollinators from summer right up until frost and provide plenty of excellent cut flowers. Zinnias are easy to grow and deer resistant. All of the seed we carry at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual.
‘Fruity Beauty’ Zinnia Mix includes three candy-colored Zinnia varieties. Saturated coral, yellow, and orange flowers provide instant cheer with ruffled blooms all summer! Long-blooming annual flowers are nectar rich,and will attract plenty of pollinators. Zinnias are easy to grow, deer resistant, and will make beautiful, bright cut flowers. Annual. All of the seed we carry at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow.