The winner is …

The votes are in and tallied! 400 votes were made to select the winner of our Garden Superheroes Photo Contest. 

Congratulations to J. Ganley.
Her photo “I Think I Can” garnered over 100 votes to win the competition.
The picture I am submitting is one taken last year on April 28th of Pulsatilla alpina (Alpine Pasque Flower) braving a late spring snowfall. Pulsatilla vulgaris rubra (Red Pasque Flower) is the official flower of the City of Calgary and a cousin of this alpine variety. Pulsatilla are superheros in my garden because they are some of the first plucky perennials to endure Calgary’s often variable spring weather, poking their noses up through a cover of fall leaves – and sometimes snow! Pasque comes from Old French for Easter in reference to the spring bloom time. Faithfully returning year after year, this well-behaved herbaceous perennial continues to delight after flowering by providing a show of stunning fluffy seed heads. I’m thrilled to have this courageous and beautiful Superhero in my garden.


Second place is award to C. Koper for “Summer Sunshine.”
Rudbeckia is makes me feel so happy. It symbolizes encouragement and motivation. It is very tolerant of many conditions.


Third place goes to M. Powell for “Lovely Ladybug.”
This lovely ladybug had quite an adventure exploring our potted plants in tbe backyard in the summer. It covered a lot of ground and plants spreading beauty with every move!

Thank you to all the photographers for submitting their photos. Thanks as well to everyone who voted. It’s been fun!


Finalists

A Little Pollen With Lunch.

A Little Pollen With Lunch—Scabiosa is a superhero because it gives great colour in the garden, blooms reliably every year, blooms for a long time, and the bees - superheroes on their own! - love them!

Sunflower Strong

SUNFLOWER STRONG—Sunflowers have a strong stalk signifying strength of character, long lasting blooms signifying long life, seems happy because it is bright and faces the sun, provides food for humans and animals. I have picked this flower in honor of my dear freind battling leukemia.

Floral Elegance

Floral Elegance—This flower shows beauty and willingness to sustain other beings in nature who need it..aesthetically and otherwise 🙂

I think I can!

I think I can!—The picture I am submitting is one taken last year on April 28th of Pulsatilla alpina (Alpine Pasque Flower) braving a late spring snowfall. Pulsatilla vulgaris rubra (Red Pasque Flower) is the official flower of the City of Calgary and a cousin of this alpine variety. Pulsatilla are superheros in my garden because they are some of the first plucky perennials to endure Calgary's often variable spring weather, poking their noses up through a cover of fall leaves - and sometimes snow! Pasque comes from Old French for Easter in reference to the spring bloom time. Faithfully returning year after year, this well-behaved herbaceous perennial continues to delight after flowering by providing a show of stunning fluffy seed heads. I'm thrilled to have this courageous and beautiful Superhero in my garden.

Pillar of Beauty

Pillar of Beauty—This strong, resilient flower exudes courage and encourages those around it to stand tall and beautifully represent nature.

Lovely Ladybug

This lovely ladybug had quite an adventure exploring our potted plants in tbe backyard in the summer. It covered a lot of ground and plants spreading beauty with every move!

Flower Stop

Flower Stop—Dragonflies are so beautiful. So many fascinating colors grace their wings. I think they are super hero because they protect my garden from tiny insect invaders.

Soaking up the sun

Soaking up the sun—So beautiful and so tiny. Can move at 30 miles an hour and migrate 2500 miles make them my super hero!

Cabbage Dream

CABBAGE DREAM—Cabbage is strong and hearty. Withstands large range of temperatures. If a person dreams of growing a good harvest of cabbage, it means that they can expect a good harvest in life. Also signifies strong family ties.

SUMMER SUNSHINE

Rudbeckia is makes me feel so happy. It symbolizes encouragement and motivation. It is very tolerant of many conditions.


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