It seems like it was just yesterday that we were congratulating the winners of the 2014 Photo Contest. A year rolls around quickly these days. Our very popular and long-running contest has once again shown us the huge depth of talent here at DG. This year's images are some of the most stunning we've had to date. Our members wait all year for the opportunity to show off their best images and many of them keep folders so that all of their entries are in one convenient place. Our highly anticipated contest is the last event of our gardening year and is a fitting close to the season. This link will take you to the contest page where you can view all of the wonderful entries. We urge you to check it out.

The Annual Photo Contest is also an international affair, with winners spread across the globe in Canada, the U.S., Finland, Australia, Greece and the UK. Runners-up were just as international and we're so proud that we have such global participation. We feature the winning images on our Dave's Garden calendar and each winner receives one as a prize, along with a year's subscription to our community. The 2016 Calendar was a joy to put together and can be purchased from Zazzle at this link. Also, check out the other neat Dave's Garden products we offer. Second and third place runners-up receive 6 months and 2 months subscriptions respectively.

containersOur cover image is the photo that receives the most votes overall, and this year the honor goes to DG member 'oxdriftgardener' from Ontario, Canada. Their lovely Container Gardening image was the favorite of the whole community. (our whole membership does the judging) We're proud to feature it on our cover this year.

We would like for you to check out the runners-up by clicking on each winning image. The link will take you to the category page where the full-sized image and the other entries can be viewed. The entries span a wide range of subjects, locations and seasons and are all worthy of our praise. We have some of the most talented photographers here in our community and they all deserve a virtual pat on the back. Please help us congratulate all who entered images in this year's contest. Our 2016 Contest will open in October of next year, so start saving your best images if you'd like to enter. Any member can enter and it's a fun and friendly competition among friends.

The winning images below are just a taste of what is in store for those who follow the links. We hope you enjoy the show!fungi

Foliage, Seeds, Mosses and Fungi by 'cpark', photographer


Wildlife by 'skeata', photographer

annuals and perennials

Annuals and Perennial Flowers by 'BrendaK654', Photographer


Birds by 'TNBEE', photographer


Roses by Terri1948, photographer


Bulbs and Rhizomes by 'georgemykonos', photographer


Butterflies, Caterpillars and Moths by 'C_A_Ivy', photographer


Scenic Landscapes and Seasons by 'nutsaboutnature', photographer


Cacti and Succulents by 'o_lucky_1', photographer


Insects other than Butterflies and Moths by 'kemboja70', photgrapher


Domestic Pets and Animals by 'CCBird', photographer

fruits and veggies

Fruits and Vegetables by 'kavkaskya', photographer


Personal or Private Landscaping by 'godsaegaren' photographer


Garden Art and Outdoor Structures by 'BrendaK654', photographer


Tropicals and Houseplants by 'Audrey', photographer


Sunrises, Sunsets and Moonscapes by 'sarasjungle', photographer


Water Gardens and Water Features by 'kemboja70', photographer


Weird, Funny and Miscellaneous by Terri1948, photographer