Dispatch Backyard Garden Awards

My backyard garden is on the lookout additional-wonderful this summer season. It’s possible it can be for the reason that the annuals and perennials I included a handful of months back are blooming splendidly. And the new rains have certainly served in giving them drinking water, giving me a split from offering them beverages in the course of dry spells.

I am hoping that your gardens are looking alluring, also, and that you will enter The Dispatch Backyard Garden Awards contest.

In its fourth year, the contest recognizes gardeners who acquire special pleasure in their labors of love and offer an prospect to earn some prizes.

The contest is a collaborative energy between the Dispatch advertising team, Oakland Nurseries and AgPro, as properly as grasp gardeners from OSU Extension and the At House section.

Gardeners can enter one image and a brief description of their entry at dispatchbackyardgardenawards.com. Entries can be submitted by way of Aug. 9.

Master Gardener volunteers from the Ohio State University Extension office environment will pick out winners in 6 types: landscape, indigenous crops, perennials, group backyard garden, vegetable and container.

Becky Kover

The best prize in each group is a $250 gift card to Oakland Nurseries 2nd-area winners will each individual earn $100 reward cards third-spot winners will each and every receive $50 gift playing cards and the finest-of-present winner will receive a $500 present card.

Group associates also can vote for their beloved entries on the web page. The entry with the most votes will get the People’s Decision award and a $60 reward certificate. Second put will win a $40 gift card. People’s Choice voting will get area Aug. 15-29.