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Justin W. Hancock

BHG Photo Contest

We love seeing pictures of your gardens. Those snapshots help us as editors see what’s happening throughout the rest of the country, give us ideas for our own home gardens, and help us identify yards to photograph that might possibly end up being published in Better Homes and Gardens magazine, Country Gardens, or on http:www.bhg.com/gardening!

If you love showing off your garden, we encourage you to enter our garden photo contest. It’s free and easy — and you could win one of four cool prizes. Three runners up, as voted by BHG readers, will receive gift certificates for the BHG Garden Store. And one grand prize winner (as picked by the BHG editorial staff) will win their choice of annuals, grown just for them by the folks at Proven Winners, a pair of self-watering planters from Lechuza, and watering equipment from Dramm.

The entry period runs until Friday, June 29th —- then come back and vote on your favorite runner-up photos July 9 to July 20th.

It’s all happening right here: The Your Best Garden Photo contest on Facebook. So come on in and show us pictures of your yard!

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Justin W. Hancock

Wordless Wednesday!

It’s Wednesday…that means time to show off some fantastic photos from the BHG Share My Gallery.

Coneflower (Echinacea)

A beautiful coneflower in the summer garden of reader lvs2grdn!

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A gorgeous summer garden shot from reader englek1582889!

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We love this charming, country-style garden shed from reader joyfrank821!

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And see more great photos from our blogging friends Rob, Chris, Bren, and Saxon!


Eric Liskey

Shooting for Spring in the Fall

Frost is fast approaching, and with it, the end of the garden photography season. We have a pansy/viola story planned for BHG next spring, and there were a few new shots we needed to complete our story plan. Heavy clouds, 50F and 20 mph winds made it a chilly challenge, but we got it done. When you’re working with such happy little flower faces, it is certainly easier! We used old and new varieties from companies like Ball, Benary, and Goldsmith.

Art director Scott and Photographer Pete setting up a shot on the side of a container. Looks silly from here, but then take a look at the final shot!

Art director Scott Johnson and photographer Pete Krumhardt set up a shot on the side of a container of elephant ears. Looks silly from here, but then take a look at the final shot!

This is my version of how the final shot could look. You'll have to check out the March 2010 issue of BHG to see what version made it.

This is my version of how the final shot could look. We did a few others with different pansies on other surfaces. You'll have to check out the March 2010 issue of BHG to see what version made it into the issue.