is in full swing, and flowering annuals are at their peak in many gardens.
Now's the perfect time to take a minute and vote for your favorite flower in
the American Garden Award flower competition. Think of it as the American Idol
participating public gardens are displaying seven stunning new varieties for
the gardening public to choose as their favorite. All the display gardens are listed below,
and they also can be found listed on the AGA website.
have three ways to participate in the voting: By texting a given code to a
polling number found on signage in the gardens; by going to the AGA website tovote;
or by using postage-paid voting postcards located at most gardens.
seven entries are: Dahlia ‘Dahlinova Hypnotica Lavender’; Dianthus ‘Kahori’;
Ornamental Pepper ‘Uchu’; Petunia ‘Easy Wave Neon Rose’; Petunia milliflora
‘Picobella Rose Star’; Scaevola ‘Surdiva Light Blue’; and ‘SunPatiens
Variegated Spreading White’.
or all of these flowers are available at your local garden retailer.
is open through August 31, and winners will be announced in September. Visit
the American Garden Award website to vote and to view
the 2009 and 2010 winners.
American Garden Award is a unique opportunity for the gardening public to vote
on a specific flower that they think has the most appealing garden
characteristics. Some of the world's most prestigious flower breeders have
chosen their best varieties to enter in this competition. Then, in cooperation with
public gardens throughout the United
States, we present the entries so consumers
can view the plants in person, then vote on their favorite. For those consumers
and home gardeners who are unable to make it to view these flowers in person,
voting can be done on this website.
American Garden Award program is administered by the All-America Selections
program. AGA entries have not been trialed nor awarded a winner status by the
AAS Trial Judges.
Garden Award on Twitter and
to keep up with the voting results.
thanks to the 2011 American
ComoPark Zoo & Conservatory
DallasArboretum & Botanical Garden
Garfield Park Arts Center
Kentucky Exposition Center
Missouri Botanical Garden
MSU Horticulture Gardens
NCSUJC Raulston Arboretum
OklahomaState University-Oklahoma City
San Francisco Botanical Garden
University of Tennessee,Knoxville