Judging Criteria and Prizes

This is the Garden Express Themed Garden Photo Competition. Entrants need to be Garden Express Forum members. Please refer to the Competition Terms & Conditions and the specific Judging Criteria and Prize announcements. Entries closed June 12th 2006 and winner announced.

Judging Criteria and Prizes

Postby ian » Fri Apr 21, 2006 7:30 am

The Garden Express Themed Garden Photo Competition is for the photographs of home gardens that have a specific theme to them. The choice of theme is open but the entry must indicate what the theme is.

Photos will preferably be of garden images rather than specimen shots of individual flowers. Photos should show what can be achieved using relevant plants, particularly in combination, to enhance a garden. The photos can incorporate plants used in pots or other containers, as well as in the garden.

Photos are not restricted to the range of plants and garden features available from Garden Express, though the appropriate inclusion of these will be a positive attribute.

One of the criteria is that the garden should be achievable by a typical Australian gardener without unreasonable effort or expertise or expenditure. Ideally the photo would inspire others to try similar ideas in their own garden.

First Prize is a Garden Express Voucher to the value of $200.

Second Prize is a Garden Express Voucher to the value of $60.

Closing date for entries is 12th June 2006.
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Postby Luzy » Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:12 pm

Whoo hoo! How exciting - so we get to make up our own 'themes'...

Does 'Messy' qualify? :roll: Or is the theme supposed to be specific-plant orientated?
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Postby ian » Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:30 pm

I've intentionally left it open so it can be a plant theme, a colour theme, a climate/geographic theme and I guess 'messy' is a theme that is quite widespread..................... :?

The other thing to note is that entries can be emailed in to photos@gardenexpress.com.au in case there are would be entrants that aren't able to post them directly.
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Postby Shotgun Paul. » Sat Apr 22, 2006 8:44 am

Luzy wrote:Whoo hoo! How exciting - so we get to make up our own 'themes'...

Does 'Messy' qualify? :roll: Or is the theme supposed to be specific-plant orientated?

Now,now Luzy you are sniffing fertilizers arnt you naughty,naughty :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: .
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Postby Pam » Sun Apr 23, 2006 7:53 am

Does 'Messy' qualify?


Call it 'cottage' Luzy, and you'll be laughing! :wink:
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Postby Pam » Sun Apr 23, 2006 7:55 am

personally, I'm hoping there are some entries for a 'quirky' garden!

......and I know we have at least one member with a sculpture garden, and ........

This one should be fun! :D
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Postby Luzy » Sun Apr 23, 2006 1:04 pm

You're right Pam! Then there's the Friendship Garden, the High Rise Edible Garden (on a balcony), several Wildlife Gardens (obviously also edible), the Shot-filled Garden...

As well as the Messy, I'm also considering the Didn't Quite Go Right Garden and the Shouldn't Have Even Considered It Garden... :lol:
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Postby Sam » Sun Apr 23, 2006 1:10 pm

I remember someone once describing a relative's garden as "The Graveyard - where good plants go to die". To add insult to injury they had a plaque made and put it into the garden.
“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian, wine and tarragon
make it French, sour cream makes it Russian, lemon and
cinnamon make it Greek, soya sauce makes it Chinese, Garlic
makes it good.” Alice May Brock, Alice’s Restaurant Cookbook.
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Postby Pam » Sun Apr 23, 2006 1:21 pm

the Shot-filled Garden...


:lol: :lol:
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Postby Lea » Sun Apr 23, 2006 2:15 pm

Luzy wrote:As well as the Messy, I'm also considering the Didn't Quite Go Right Garden and the Shouldn't Have Even Considered It Garden... :lol:

:lol: ;) :lol:
"The butterfly does not count years, but moments, and therefore has enough time." - Rabindranath Tagore
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Postby Shotgun Paul. » Sun Apr 23, 2006 5:36 pm

Pam wrote:
the Shot-filled Garden...


:lol: :lol:

Notation has been made :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :roll: :roll:
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Postby Luzy » Mon Apr 24, 2006 4:33 pm

So, you'll be first in to start the ball rolling then, Paul???? 8) 8)
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Postby kitkat » Fri Apr 28, 2006 4:16 pm

Well Ian this one sounds great fun . Can I add ....the organic garden, the vegie garden, the herbaceous border garden , hmmm where does it end......what fun! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Pokie » Sun May 14, 2006 7:25 pm

Wish my garden was good enough. :(

Oh well. One garden bed is in summer though. :)
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Postby Pam » Mon May 15, 2006 5:09 am

Pokie, it isgood enough! It's just a matter of wracking your brain to come up with the appropriate theme! :lol:

We had some tree loppers come in last week to remove some branches from a poinciana tree that were overhanging the neighbour's house. She is 73 and was regularly climbing onto the roof to trim back the tree - not a good idea!

Fortunately, most of the plants I'd had in the area (the one in my 'barely a flower in sight' pic) were in pots, so I was able to move them out of the way, but anything that got left in the ground was decimated, and that was after they'd promised to be careful! :shock:

Anyway, to get to the point, I was sorely tempted to post a 'dead garden' pic of the moonscape they'd left me with! :lol:
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Postby Pokie » Mon May 15, 2006 6:35 am

LOL. Yes, they can be very rough - see them around here often. You do get the odd one that cares though.
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Postby Luzy » Mon May 15, 2006 6:35 pm

Of course it is, Pokie!!!! Have a good think on a theme - maybe 'waiting for summer'?

You poor thing, Pam, but Hooray! for the pots. Will that affect your micro-climate now?
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Postby Pam » Mon May 15, 2006 7:20 pm

Luzy, it has gone from too-deep shade to full-on sun for most of the day. The shade house is tightly-packed, and is likely to be for some time. At least poincianas grow back quickly.
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Postby Luzy » Mon May 15, 2006 7:49 pm

I could send you some Melbourne weather. You know, an hour of sunshine a day-type stuff. Don't know if the temperature would travel as well, though... :roll: :roll:
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Postby Pam » Mon May 15, 2006 7:52 pm

Only if I don't have to have the cold??
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