This summer’s photo contest had a fun twist to it: we asked you to send in your favorite garden photos that fit into four different categories. The categories were Whole Garden Photos, Small Plant Groupings, Pollinators, and Pets and/or Children in the Garden. After looking through hundreds of inspiring entries in all four categories, we were (like always) forced to choose just one photo contest winner for each category. We’ve highlighted the winning photos below and hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
Photo Contest Winner: Dog on Sidewalk, Submitted by Carol Schwan
Photo Contest Winner: Oriental Lily Stargazer, Submitted by Tammy Travis
Small Plant Groupings
Photo Contest Winner: Echinacea, Black Eyed Susan & Tufted Hairgrass, Submitted by Robert Wrench
Photo Contest Winner: Sunflower & Zinnias, Submitted by Bonnie Sue Bastin
Thank you to everyone who submitted their photos to our contest this summer and congratulations to our photo contest winners! If you're looking to take better garden garden photos in preparation for our next contest, we recommend reading Part One and Part Two of our Garden Photography blog series.
Our Pink Lemonade Zinnia Seed Mix blooms all summer, offering a delicious nectar source for pollinators and hummingbirds. Easy-to-grow Zinnias in cherry red, pink, and lemon-lime add sweet color to flowerpots, garden beds, and wildflower meadows. All of the seed we carry at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free, and guaranteed to grow. Annual.
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)
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)
Cosmos lights up the garden or meadow in midsummer with pink, crimson and white flowers that hold until frost on tall plants. Attractive to both butterflies and hummingbirds, its colorful and abundant blooms are easy to grow in any region. Cosmos is a popular cutting flower with ferny foliage and strong stems and looks lovely planted along a fenceline. All of the seed we carry at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow.