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dave

November 14, 2001
4:01 PM

Post #17949

The judges (Zanymuse, Horseshoe, and myself) of the Dave's Garden Brugmansia and Datura Photo Contest, 2001 have finally concluded with the results of the contest.

17 members competed with a total of 93 images entered, and selecting winners among these prized photographs turned out to be a most formidable challenge.

After careful consideration and lengthy discussions, however, we unanimously agreed on the 3 winners.

Best Brugmansia: Brugie's Versicolor Orange (http://davesgarden.com/brugcontest/viewentry.php?imageid=30 )

The explosion of color and the sheer size and quantity of blooms make this picture stand out as the prime reason to grow Brugmansias in your own garden or on your own patio. I challenge any gardener to gaze upon this Brugmansia and NOT be convinced to try a few next season.

Best Datura: snowhermit's Pinwheel Datura (http://davesgarden.com/brugcontest/viewentry.php?imageid=36 )

The simplicity and geometic perfection of this bloom, resting comfortably atop a plant of diminutive size, peaked the curiosity of all the judges. The colors are striking, while the shape is among the most interesting of any Datura we've seen. We believe that every gardener, once they see this picture, will want to add the Pinwheel Datura to their collection.

Best Overall: Brugie's Dr. Suess (http://davesgarden.com/brugcontest/viewentry.php?imageid=35 )

There is a harmony to this overall picture, with the specimen in full bloom, the change of colors by the flowers and foliage planted around the base of the plant, and the scenery all around it. What the observer views up close in the front of the picture makes us feel as if we were standing right there in the yard of a country house. Of all the entries in this contest, we found this picture to be the single most inspiring image of a Brugmansia or Datura in a landscape setting.

Brugie and snowhermit will each receive a nice award plaque (furnished by Zanymuse), each for their respective awards. Brugie will also receive a Dave's Garden coffee mug (furnished by DG) for the "Best Overall" award.

I cannot stress enough how difficult this decision was. Each and every picture was special, and segregating one winner from the best was as difficult as finding the best tulip in a field in Holland. I'd like to thank each and every one of our participants for making this such an enjoyable exercise.

Dave, Zany, and Shoe.

tiG
Newnan, GA
(Zone 8a)

November 14, 2001
4:09 PM

Post #162481

woohoo!!! way to go girls! congrats and I know it was hard for the judges, but I think you did an excellent job of picking great reps of what we love.
poppysue
Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)


November 14, 2001
4:10 PM

Post #162482

Wooo Hooo!! Congratulations Snow & Brugie!!! Gorgeous plants!!
Brugmansia
FSH, TX

November 14, 2001
4:39 PM

Post #162498

Outstanding pictures indeed!!!

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


November 14, 2001
4:42 PM

Post #162500

Wowie!!! Gorgeous images and beautiful plants, ya'll!
A hearty congrats to all 17 participants and kudos to the judges; tough decisions, I'm sure!

crestedchik

crestedchik
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

November 14, 2001
5:00 PM

Post #162504

WOW !!Awesome!!I agree with the judges!!!
oblambert

(Zone 6a)

November 14, 2001
5:12 PM

Post #162509

I can see where those entries would be difficult to beat.

Congratulations to all the winners, and many thanks for the beautiful entries from the runnersup also.

Owen
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

November 14, 2001
6:05 PM

Post #162544

Awesome!! I totally agree.
Kelly333
Longview, TX

November 14, 2001
8:20 PM

Post #162608

congrats to the winners!
Glory
Biloxi, MS
(Zone 8b)

November 14, 2001
9:49 PM

Post #162666

Congrats winners!!!
Liz
North Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)

November 14, 2001
9:54 PM

Post #162667

Well deserved! Congratulations!
Liz
ruby42
Cape May Court House, NJ
(Zone 7a)

November 14, 2001
9:57 PM

Post #162668

Oh good choices Dave and Co., geez what a terrible job to have to choose!

Congrat's girls the pic's are fantastic!!!!!!!!
sue

This message was edited Wednesday, Nov 14th 5:58 PM
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

November 14, 2001
10:43 PM

Post #162683

Hey Everyone,

I was so thrilled to win and thank you all for putting up with me on the brug. and friends and other forums. Thanks for your kind words and I just have to say that "you are all the best". Congrats. to Snow on the pinwheel datura picture. It is such a beauty. Now, it is on to another year of growing brugs. Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with next year. Thanks again.

Shirley
irish
Saint Petersburg, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 14, 2001
11:12 PM

Post #162707

Congrats to the winners and thanks to the judges.
Pete
vic

November 14, 2001
11:28 PM

Post #162711

WOW!!!! Congratulations to WINNERS and JUDGES!!!!! vic
gone2seed
Milton, FL
(Zone 8a)

November 14, 2001
11:59 PM

Post #162735

What an inspiration!
imaseedpicker

(Zone 8a)

November 15, 2001
12:21 AM

Post #162754

Congrats to all! I almost picked the winner!!! Second is great!
Deanne
Franktown, CO
(Zone 5a)

November 15, 2001
12:39 AM

Post #162766

Congrats you two. What wonderful pictures!
catlady
Gilmer, TX

November 15, 2001
12:49 AM

Post #162770

Congratulations to all. This really gives us all something to aspire to.
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

November 15, 2001
1:05 AM

Post #162781

Me Again!!

Earlier I told my hubby about this and said that my chest was starting to puff out. Well, now my head is starting to swell with all the nice comments. You are all so nice. Hope this doesn't go so far that my head explodes!! :-)

S.
snowhermit
Woodsville, NH
(Zone 4a)

November 15, 2001
1:47 AM

Post #162799

Thank you everyone. I'm so excited. There were so many beautiful pictures that I feel very honored to have won.I would'nt have wanted to be in the judges shoes.It must have been very hard to pick just three pictures out of them all since they were all winners in my book. Congratulations Brugie on two great pictures.Hope you grow many more beautiful Brugs next year.
JJsgarden
Northern Piedmont, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 15, 2001
1:52 AM

Post #162802

Congrats Brugie and Snow!!!!!!!

Jean
Azalea
Jonesboro, GA
(Zone 7b)

November 15, 2001
1:53 AM

Post #162803

Wonderful choices! Congrats to all.
OrphanAnnie
Woodstock, ON
(Zone 6B)

November 15, 2001
3:06 AM

Post #162850

Wow pictures, I'm drooling. What a hard decision but well deserved.

/Regards Annie
brugcrazy
Vancouver Island, BC
(Zone 8b)

November 15, 2001
3:13 AM

Post #162855

Congrats, Brugie and Snowhermit, both your pictures were gorgeous.
JustJen
Dansville, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 15, 2001
11:21 AM

Post #162962

Congrats to both : )
i can only hope my versicolor orange looks like brugies next year!!!
jen
poppysue
Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)


November 15, 2001
11:36 AM

Post #162968

Brugie, How old is that versi-orange in that picture? I can't get over all those flowers!
Sami
Corapeake, NC
(Zone 6b)

November 15, 2001
11:40 AM

Post #162971

Congradulation to you both and to think Brugs you were the one for getting me hook on the Brugs. I hope I can grow beautiful brugs like you. Will be asking for a lot of advice. If mine will come out half as beautiful I will be happy. Sami
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

November 15, 2001
2:14 PM

Post #163023

Poppysue,

That brug was a first year cutting. What I mean is that it was cut from a plant the fall before (1 year ago now) and rooted. Then held dormant over the winter and brought out to grow in the spring. I liked that one because it didn't get really big, but bloomed very well and the fragrance could be noticed all day lightly, as well as stong in the evening. I would like the blooms to hold a little longer, but with the heat we had last year I felt good to see them 3-5 days.

S.
forgetmenot
Newport, OR
(Zone 5a)

November 15, 2001
3:43 PM

Post #163069

WOW! Who knew. I've never seen any Brugmansia's like that before. I guess I am really naive when it comes to what's out there. I'm inspired to try some come spring. To think I was impressed with the Datura I grew for the first time this year, even tho they did resemble the roadside version. On to higher things. Thanks for the inspirition!
poppysue
Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)


November 15, 2001
6:46 PM

Post #163135

Wow!! If any of my cuttings look like that next year I'll be in heaven.
mystic
Ewing, KY
(Zone 6a)


November 15, 2001
11:09 PM

Post #163241

Congratulations to the winners I am glad I wasn't a judge I could never have decided all the entries where beautiful.
windsurffer

(Zone 5a)

November 19, 2001
3:42 AM

Post #164834

Congradulations to all the winners and I am sorry I wasn't here when the discussion was made but better late than never.
Like Snowhermit said it was tough with all the beautiful pictures that was submitted, my hat's off to the judges.

Snowhermit you just have to trade some of them seeds with me, that is a beautiful picture.

Burgie what can I say except that am so happy for you, it is a lovely plant and makes me want to try one or two.

Dr Suess congrats it is a lovely plant, just keep your eye on it because the Wind just might slip around at night and swip it lol.


Now I would love to ask for your kind permission to use your picture in my jigsaw program and as wallpaper, I promise I will not alter nor take credit for any of the plants or photos. If the answer is no then I will understand and there will be no hard feelings.

Again Congratulations to all we are so proud of you.
Of course I will be bragging to my friends and family about the winner's here.

Starzz

Starzz
Newcastle, ON
(Zone 5a)

November 19, 2001
1:38 PM

Post #164988

I would also like to add my congratulations to the winners..
I am intrigued by these plants..and wonder if they are available here in Ontario Canada. I will ask my favorite nursery next spring if they have any to purchase.
Cheers ... hip hip hooray to you all!
Carol
pebble
Bodrum
Turkey
(Zone 10a)

November 20, 2001
10:45 PM

Post #165845

Congratulations to both of our winners.
I absolutely love the datura, snowhermint, did you save seeds from that? Would love to trade for some.
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

November 23, 2001
7:47 PM

Post #167080

Windsurffer,

You can certainly use my pictures if they are the ones you were referring to. Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner.

S.
OrphanAnnie
Woodstock, ON
(Zone 6B)

November 23, 2001
9:26 PM

Post #167137

Starzz
I am from Woodstock, Ontario and they are becoming quite popular in our area. Several nurseries now have the common brugs. Please feel free to e-mail me to see if you would like to trade. I am out of cuttings now but will help you in the spring.
/Regards Annie

Starzz

Starzz
Newcastle, ON
(Zone 5a)

November 23, 2001
11:20 PM

Post #167194

OrphanAnnie..how lovely of you to offer a trade. I'm not sure if I will have anything you need but we will get in touch in the spring. Nice to see another Canadian here..it is difficult to trade or SASE to people in the U.S.
I notice you haven't been here long..so a big welcome to you too!
snowhermit
Woodsville, NH
(Zone 4a)

November 24, 2001
1:19 AM

Post #167216

Wind, Feel free to use mine also if you would like. I find it a great compliment for someone to want to use my pics and have given permission to several that have asked.
eyesoftexas
Toadsuck, TX
(Zone 7a)

January 30, 2002
5:15 PM

Post #201868

..don't know how I missed this..But Brugie and Snow...fantastic work!!!!


"eyes"
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

January 30, 2002
5:52 PM

Post #201888

Thanks Eyes...It was fun until picture taking time. :-)
Roz
Gulfport, MS
(Zone 8a)

January 30, 2002
5:53 PM

Post #201891

Absolutely beautiful; way to go, Brugie and Snow. Judges you did a great job. Those have to be the most beautiful I have seen.
snowhermit
Woodsville, NH
(Zone 4a)

January 30, 2002
6:01 PM

Post #201895

Thanks Eyes and Roz. Yep, Brugie and I were in a picture taking dilemma.Almost had to hire outside help. Hehehe
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

January 30, 2002
6:09 PM

Post #201899

Snow, I think about the fun we had with that, often. It was a good experience, entering the contest, and I hope all the new people will get involved this next year if there is another one. Bet there will be.

Thanks Roz, guess I just got lucky last year with my brugs. Might be a whole different story this year. Never know when living in Iowa. Storms, winds, bugs, YUCK!!
Renee_O
Mukwonago, WI
(Zone 5a)

January 30, 2002
7:16 PM

Post #201942

Snow..I saw your winning pix for the pinwheel Datura just a few min. ago..It is Absolutely Georgeous!!!!
I have a Datura with the same coloring but definitely not that pinwheel shape.
Do all the blossoms look like that? My next question: How or where can I get seeds for it? OOOOhh I just know that I've got to grow some of those beauties this year.

Thank You for that lovely picture. It looks like a true labor of love; and sure has brightened this cold gray day in Wisconsin.
Renee
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

January 30, 2002
7:27 PM

Post #201955

It's good to see them one more time!! Makes me want spring to hurry up and get here. Those are lovely!!
pebble
Bodrum
Turkey
(Zone 10a)

January 30, 2002
8:46 PM

Post #202021

You're right Cala, it is great to look at them again, was wondering if I should print them and hang by my computer, since I doubt my brugs will ever look like that I could have a photo of them.

You gals did a great job growing them, and an even better job photographing them.

that datura sure is something isnt it? perfection!!
FrannieK
Angleton, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 30, 2002
9:40 PM

Post #202087

Brugie and Snow they are stunning indeed.

Pebble instead of printing them why not just use the picture as wallpaper for your computer. I save pictures all the time and change my desktop every few days. It is so pleasant to see a beautiful picture on the computer monitor when I am not using it.
Wingnut
Spicewood, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 30, 2002
11:02 PM

Post #202150

Oh, man! These are just gorgeous! Just GORGEOUS!
Hibiscus
Lima, OH
(Zone 5a)

January 30, 2002
11:15 PM

Post #202166

You two are celebrities!!

Great pictures, Snow and Brugie.

That is one pretty brug, Shirley.

Glad you both won.
snowhermit
Woodsville, NH
(Zone 4a)

January 31, 2002
1:39 AM

Post #202263

Thanks everyone. The contest was certainly a lot of fun and hope you will all join in this year if we have another contest.
Ruby Tuesday,The Datura was a double purple one. I had several growing and that was the only one that opened so perfectly. I just caught it at the right time.I bought my seeds from Thompson&Morgan but also received some in a trade so not sure which it was.Didn't get any seeds from it as frost hit them before the pods were mature.
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

January 31, 2002
1:57 AM

Post #202270

You all are so nice. I thought this thread was dead and burried. So here I am again, but now I've got new thoughts in my head, all about what I'm going to do next summer. With about six inches of snow on the ground, thinking about growing things outside doesn't seem like it will happen here anytime soon, but it is nearly the first of February, so I'm sure winter will end soon and I can work on my dreams. Thanks again for your nice comments. Like Snow said, it was fun, but now we need to work on growing some different and gorgeous brugs for the next contest. Someone else will have their picture taken as the winner next year and see how stressful, but fun, it can be. :-)
joydie1
Hamilton
Canada

February 2, 2002
5:32 AM

Post #203635

Congrats Snowhermit and Brugie!! Wow I'm drooling over those beauties. When mine grow up I want my brugs and daturas to look just like the ones in the pictures.

I want spring to come and we just got our first real snowfall.

Joydie

P.S. maybe I should go dig out my datura seeds and start some of them now, ya think I'm pushin it a lil bit?
fairyhunter
Brooksville, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 23, 2002
12:13 PM

Post #366100

can anyone tell me what are the blue flowers growing in the base of the pot brugie used for her Dr. Seuss picture.
WaterlooLily
Grass Lake, MI
(Zone 5a)

September 23, 2002
1:10 PM

Post #366134

Congratulations Brugie and Snow. Great photo's!!
TLynn
Matthews, MO
(Zone 6b)

September 23, 2002
1:36 PM

Post #366157

Congradulations! You both did beautiful work this year with everything you posted, I have been in awe over all of them.
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

September 23, 2002
1:44 PM

Post #366171

Fairyhunter, they are Torenia. I hope I spelled that right. They are an annual that most greenhouses will sell next spring.
tiG
Newnan, GA
(Zone 8a)

September 23, 2002
1:51 PM

Post #366180

I just know that this years winners will be as great as last years!!!
Hibiscus
Lima, OH
(Zone 5a)

September 23, 2002
3:49 PM

Post #366288

Sure helps us on what to be looking for in the 2002 winners.
Buttoneer
Carlisle, PA
(Zone 6b)

October 2, 2002
11:44 AM

Post #374552

Congratulations to everybody who entered in the contest, along with the winners & judges. Even though you didn't win, it was interesting to see all your pictures. Thanks again.
saya
Heerlen
Netherlands
(Zone 8b)

November 17, 2002
9:31 AM

Post #411547

Never had seen this before!! My congratulations for all the winners.
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

November 17, 2002
11:32 AM

Post #411553

Congrats Snow and Brugie!!! Beautiful photo's.
gone2seed
Milton, FL
(Zone 8a)

November 17, 2002
11:47 AM

Post #411554

Congratulations Brugie and Snow.Great pictures.A well deserved win for both of you.

crestedchik

crestedchik
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

November 17, 2002
11:47 AM

Post #411555

I think this was last years,this years should be coming out soon...

Unless it did and I missed it
tiG
Newnan, GA
(Zone 8a)

November 17, 2002
12:59 PM

Post #411571

this is last years and the judges are working on this years.
TLynn
Matthews, MO
(Zone 6b)

November 17, 2002
2:48 PM

Post #411648

I am glad somebody brought this back up, I had forgot just how awesome that V. Orange of brugie's was, I hadn't been here long when somebody brought it back up the first time and it blew me away. Can't wait for this years pictures
Pardancanda
"down the Shore", NJ
(Zone 7a)

November 17, 2002
2:57 PM

Post #411659

Oh great, here I am reading this and just realised it is now 2002!!!

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