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6th Blooming Hall of Fame Winners 2012
Posted on November 26, 2012

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6th Blooming Hall of Fame 2012 Winners Announced
CONGRATULATIONS to all our winners!


The winners will receive a $25 Gift Certificate (by email) and a Gardener's Delight Gift Basket - ready for pickup when The Greenery reopens in March 2013.  Also, as thanks for their participation, we will be sending each person who submitted photos a $5 Gift Certificate by email. Look for it in your inbox next week!

This year's contest saw so many amazing photos that the public voting was often very close between them. In fact, the "Best Fall Fair Vegetable" ended in a tie.  The Greenery Family was delighted to see hundreds of worthy entries and had a hard time choosing their favourites too!

A heartfelt thank you again to everyone who submitted amazing photos and voted in the 6th Blooming Hall of Fame Photo Contest!
The Bloom of Perseverance: Special Mention


Hardy Hibiscus - Tannia
Tannia's Hardy Hibiscus
We would like to take a moment to give a special mention to Tannia, who submitted this photo of Hardy Hibiscus to us. While it was too late for the contest, we thought her story is inspirational.

She writes,

"I have been battling breast cancer and recently returned home from the hospital. Attached is a photo of my favorite new flower ... Hardy Hibiscus. This bush was a gift from a dear friend to place in my healing garden that my husband created for me at the beginning of the season which is when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. This bush produced over 40 blooms throughout the summer, each the size of my hand!"
Best Annual Flower Bed
Greenery Family Choice 
Best Annual Flower Bed - Staff Vote - Betty Gordon
Betty Gordon, Kelowna
Best Planter
Greenery Family Choice
Best Planter - Staff Vote - Linda St. Martin
Linda St. Martin, West Kelowna
Best Fall Fair Vegetable
Greenery Family Choice
Best Fall Fair Vegetable - Staff Vote - Tina Knooihuizen
Tina Knooihuizen, Lake Country
Best Kids Garden
Greenery Family Choice
Best Kids Garden - Staff Vote - Colleen
Colleen, Kelowna

Best Annual Flower Bed
People's Choice 
Best Annual Flower Bed - Public Vote - Abby Cunnington
Abby Cunnington, Kelowna
(74 Votes)
Best Planter
People's Choice 
Best Planter - Public Vote - Dave McLelland
Dave McLelland, Penticton
(75 Votes)
Best Fall Fair Vegetable (Tie)
People's Choice 
Best Fall Fair Vegetable - Public Vote - Betty Gordon
Kristin, Kelowna
(45 Votes)
Best Kids Garden
People's Choice 
Best Kids Garden - Public Vote - Mary Read
Mary Read, Kelowna
(88 Votes)
Best Perennial Flower Bed
Greenery Family Choice
Best Perennial Flower Bed - Staff Vote - Donna Kelbert
Donna Kelbert, Kelowna
Best Hanging Basket
Greenery Family Choice
Best Hanging Basket - Staff Vote - Linda Sellen
Linda Sellen, Kelowna
Best Close-up
Greenery Family Choice
Best Close Up - Staff Vote - Laurie Schretlen
Laurie Schretlen, Kelowna
Best Pets and Plants
Greenery Family Choice
Best Pets and Plants - Staff Vote - Lauren Wilson
Lauren Wilson, Kelowna

Best Perennial Flower Bed
People's Choice 
Best Perennial Flower Bed - Public Vote - Renee Kirby
Renee Kirby, Lake Country
(66 Votes)
Best Hanging Basket
People's Choice 
Best Hanging Basket - Public Vote - RJ Haney
RJ Haney Heritage Village & Museum, Salmon Arm
(76 Votes)

Best Fall Fair Vegetable (Tie)
People's Choice 
Best Fall Fair Vegetable - Public Vote - Kirstin
Betty Gordon, Kelowna
(45 Votes)
Best Close-up
People's Choice 
Best Close Up - Public Vote - Andy Li
Andy Li, Kelowna
(101 Votes)
Best Pets and Plants
People's Choice 
Best Pets and Plants - Public Vote - Val Palmer
Val Palmer, Kelowna
(136 Votes)
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