We want to give a great big ‘Thank You’ to everyone who participated in our very first O'Toole's Garden Giveaway contest this year. We were bowled over by the response - over 200 submissions! Last week, we convened our panel of judges to decide on the winners. With so many incredible entries, it was hard to pick just a handful of winners. There was much deliberation and spirited debate, but in the end the judges voted and selected our top three winners along with several honorable mentions. Congratulations to all the winners and we hope you enjoy seeing entries as much as we did!
Not only did we get some great examples of gardening, but we received tons of beautiful photography as well! One of our judges’ favorites was this great shot from Audrey of a black and yellow Swallowtail butterfly enjoying her beautiful red lilies.
Ralph’s garden is full to bursting with creativity and personality. Our judges loved the whimsical mix of perennials, annuals and found items. And that colorful border? 46 recycled bowling balls!
This was one of the very best veggie garden submissions we received. Veggies are sometimes not as attractive as annuals or perennials, but Laura’s clean lines and geometric design makes this garden pretty as well as productive.
For sheer variety and enthusiasm, you can't beat Adam's garden. This cornucopia of color includes 400 types of flora! Our judges loved the patio pots lining the stairs.