2014 Photo Contest Winners

We know that you’re passionate about gardening. But because we’re so focused on helping you become better gardeners, we tend to forget that many of you are also passionate about photography. To say we were completely wowed by the images submitted for this contest (our 11th) is an understatement. And now, we’re thrilled to show you the winners!

First Place (above)
Jenifer Klaus, Lincoln, CA
From its vivid coloring to its remarkable detail, this photo of a dragonfly, caught still for a millisecond, showcases a beauty that can only be captured through patience and attentiveness.

Second Place
Stephen Glewwe, Woodbury, MN
What appears to be a rather insignificant plant becomes a stunner in this clear, perfectly composed close-up of a widow’s tears flower.

Third Place
Barbara Deatrick Wagner, Annville, PA
Composition, color and detail in this photo draws the eye to the white center of a clematis, which stands in contrast to the rich purples and pinks surrounding it.

Dragonfly: Carl Smith, El Paso, TX

Osteospermum ‘Sunny Philip’: Evelyn Peterson, Redding, CA

Plumeria: Debbie Amon, Sarasota, FL

Trumpet honeysuckle: Amber Davis, Long Beach, CA

Insect on rose of Sharon: Janice Poole, Hallsville, MO

Under a coneflower: Crystal Hammack, Arp, TX

Bee on perennial salvia: Rosalyn North, Dixon, NM

Dahlia ‘Blueboy’: Kathy Young, Elk Grove, CA

Oregon iris: Stephen Christensen, Sandpoint, ID