Photo Contest

Photo Contest


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Our winners of the 2020 Pamela Crawford Side Planting Photo Contest!

1st Place Prize
$350 Kinsman Gift Certificate

Basket Column Kit for Large Pots

I had wanted to buy this planter system for years and 2020 quarantine seemed like the perfect time for a fun garden project! I wanted to create a cheery pop of color on my back deck to brighten my family and my neighbors days so I used bright pinks, corals and lime green plants and foliage to achieve the look.

Dawn White – Loudon, TN


2nd Place Prize
$200 Kinsman Gift Certificate

Imperial Hanging Planters

These are planted at my garage. They consist of Creeping Jenny, Pink Cream New Guineas, white Begonias, Chaotic Rose Coleus and green Dracaena in the center.

Cindy Penick – Boone, NC


3rd Place Prize
$100 Kinsman Gift Certificate

Living Wall Planters

I needed to be a bit more resourceful in procuring plant material this year due to Covid. I filled my two side by side planters with my indoor spider plantlets and some overwintered coleus cuttings. To attract hummingbirds and butterflies I added lantana "Athens Rose", dusty miller, and nasturtium seeds (Hummingbird Nasturtiums Vanilla Berry and Mounding Cherries Jubilee). The yellow rudbeckia adds a happy, sunny "floor" from which the columns rise.

Diana Keller-Fernandez– Beverly, MA


3rd Place Prize
$100 Kinsman Gift Certificate

Wooden Border Columns w/14" Basic Basket Planters

I love color and the energy created between "hot" colors. Every year I plant wave petunias in "purple" that cascade down my front porch. To complement those plantings I created two matching Kinsman columns using impatiens (in fuchsia and orange). ). I searched my area to find just the right centerpiece plants, something that would add coolness to complement the hot colors, but was not happy with anything available. I decided to use ribbon grass that I thinned from my perennial beds.

Lorrie Krynock – Appleton, WI


3rd Place Prize
$100 Kinsman Gift Certificate

Living Wall Planters

My daughter had a blank wall. She purchased 4 living wall planters. We deconstructed several hanging baskets and the wall did indeed come alive. A great focal point at the entry. Mary purchased the planters and Therese planted them.)

Mary Campbell and Therese Gipson – Saint Peters, MO