The Dispatch Backyard Garden Awards contest offers great prizes

Walter S. Timmons
The Columbus Dispatch Backyard Garden Awards

Looking at the fruits of one’s labor in property gardens is a beautifully fulfilling knowledge.

Whether you plant new annuals every single yr or nurture perennials, seeing the colorful blooms during summer time is, very well, just amazing.

And I know I’m not alone sensation this way, We’ve viewed the glory of gardens for the past 4 a long time in entries for The Dispatch Backyard Backyard Awards.

Getting into its fifth calendar year, contest recognizes all those gardeners who consider exclusive satisfaction in their operate — and we offer an opportunity for entrants to win some prizes.

Gardening contest:Dispatch Yard Garden Awards: Very best-of-demonstrate winner completely ready to go huge

Becky Kover

The contest is a collaborative effort concerning the Dispatch marketing and advertising team, Oakland Nurseries and AgPro, as perfectly as Master Gardeners from OSU Extension and the At Household section.

Gardeners can enter 1 picture and a temporary description of their entry at Entries can be submitted by way of July 29.

Master Gardener volunteers from the Ohio Condition College Extension business office will decide on winners in six categories: landscape, native vegetation, perennials, community backyard garden, vegetable and container.

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Winners will receive reward certificates from Oakland Nurseries in denominations as follows: 1st spot: $300 2nd put: $100 best of show $500.

Best of Show winner in 2021: Kristy Gallo of Gahanna

The prime prize in just about every class is a $300 gift card to Oakland Nurseries 2nd-position winners will each individual generate $100 reward playing cards 3rd-put winners will every earn $50 present cards and the most effective-of-clearly show winner will acquire a $500 gift card.

Group customers also can vote for their favourite entries on the web site. The entry with the most votes will acquire the People’s Alternative award and a $60 reward certificate. Next put will gain a $40 reward card. People’s Choice voting will get area Aug. 8-22.

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