Side Planting Photo Contest

Pamela Crawford Side Planting 2013 Photo Contest Winners

Kinsman Gardens has announced the winners of their annual Pamela Crawford Side Planting Containers photo contests. Winning entries were judged on creative use of side planting as well as overall impact of each entry. The winning entries will be featured in Kinsman’s Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 Catalogs.

1st Place Winner Pamela Crawford Side Planting SystemSide Planting 1st Place Winner

1st Place Prize $1000 Kinsman Gift Certificate
Basket Column Kit for Large Pots

“All in all, there are 30 plants in each basket: Center piece: Millet “Jester”, Coleus “Neptune’s Nest, “Fishnet Stockings” and “Colorblase Marooned”, Pink Dragon Wing Begonias, Pink Wax Begonias, White Wax Begonias, Sweet Caroline Light Green Sweet Potato Vine, Superbells “Miss Lilac” Calibrachoa, Margarita Sweet Potato Vine, Summer Wave Blue Trailing Torenia, Dazzler White Impatiens,” Blackie” Sweet Potato Vine and Superbells Cherry Blossom Calibrachoa. I used Pamela Crawford’s Granular Fertilizer in each pot along with the Water Saver gel.”

Roy Scott
Wilbraham, MA

2nd Place Winner of Side Planting Photo ContestSide Planting 2nd Place Winner

2nd Place Prize $500 Kinsman Gift Certificate
Basket Column for Large Pots

“Greetings from the prairies of Big Sky Country, Malta Montana. This is my second year with the side planting baskets. There are ten 14″ baskets on the column extensions in old whiskey barrels. They line the sidewalk to my motel. I used purple fountain grass in the middle, wave petunias, white verbena. There are also a few vines, million bells and lobelia. I get so many compliments on my baskets from the guests that stay here.”

A.S., Maltana Motel
Malta, MT

Side Planting 3rd Place Winners

3rd Place Prize
16″ Single Basic Basket Planters

” This year I wanted to try something different, so why not my favorite plants? I am amazed at how well my Illumination and Santa Cruz begonias did in the side planters – it has been an eye popper! Thanks Pamela for creating side planters! ”

Robin Creasman
Marshville, NC

3rd Place Prize
Basket Column for Large Pots

” Planted in this side planting basket column kit are supertunia vista petunias and snow princess. In the whiskey barrel below the basket are Champagne grass and snow princess. ”

Helen Roehl
Walker, MN

3rd Place Prize
36″ Window Box Planter

” My 36″ wall basket is on the side of my garden shed. I planted in mid-May and within a month the planter was no longer visible. The plants thrive in the morning light and get so big by the end of the summer that I can barely get a hose in to water it! Plants include the centerpiece Colocasia ‘Puckerup’, side plants Coleus ‘Wasabi’ and ‘Dipt in Wine’, and red Dragon Wing begonia for the floral punch. Bacopa ‘Gold ‘N Pearls’ and Dichondra ‘Silver Falls’ trail from the lower portion. ”

Tiffany Boatwright
Hillsboro, OR

Side Planting Honorable Mentions

Paul Jourdan,
Northome, MN

Karen Miller,
Coopersburg, PA

Diane Deck,
Lawrenceburg, IN

Lorriane Suba,
Republic, PA

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