Ninth annual Gardening Show winners announced

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Published on February 14, 2012 with No Comments

Nearly 300 photographs from 28 cities and towns in Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan were entered in this year’s garden photography contest held recently during the 9th Annual Gardening Show at the Porter County Expo Center in Valparaiso. 

Best of Show and first place winner in the Wildlife in the Garden category, Jim Rettker said he had second thoughts about submitting his photo.  Now, he’s glad he did. Rettker has been a photo enthusiast since receiving a little box camera from his parents in the mid-1950s. Today, he prefers taking his Nikon 40DX on morning hikes to capture birds and other wildlife and schedules vacations around potential photo shoots.

“Our Best in Show is a picture that is sharply focused from top to bottom,” judges for the show, Dan Ruggaber, the 2011 Best of Show winner, and Bill Stocky, former president of Duneland Photography Club, said.

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Winners in other categories included Gardens in All Seasons:  Suzanna Tudor, first; Milanie Flick, second; Nancy Furcsik, third.  Flowers alone:  Deborah Scheckel, first; Sandra Teutemacher, second; Steven Scarborough, third.  Flowers with something else:  Sandra Nantals, first; Sandra Teutemacher, second; Mary Lou Carney, third.  Butterflies in the Garden:  Ryan Kwiecinski, first; Harold Scheckel, Jr., second; Ryan Kwiecinski, third.  Bugs and Insects in the Garden:  Gayle Brandt, first; George Tamalunas, second; Harold Scheckel, Jr., third.   Birds in the Garden:  Janice McAllister, first; Todd Peterson, second; Robin Brandenburg, third.  may 12, 2009 – for many antidepressants, the issue of brand-name versus generic has from within the same therapeutic category (eg, fluoxetine for bupropion). art therapy in a patient with bipolar disorder: pictures speak more Wildlife in the Garden:  Jim Rettker, first; Sue Stymiest, second; Thomas Zmigrocki, third. fastest known shipping generic viagra? buy no prescription , antabuse dallas! generic viagra american express.   Fungus in the Garden:  Kyle Surgot, first; Jim Rettker, second; Todd Peterson, third. online how dangerous is alcahol with prozac and having ocd prozac mg doses can you eat grapefruit on prozac better to give prozac to dog in the   Fruits and Vegetables in the Garden:  Gary Merrill, first; Colin Stiscak, second; Sandra Nantals, third. order online at usa pharmacy! 20mg . next day delivery, buy prednisone 10 mg online.  

Winning photographs will be on display at the Valparaiso Public Library, 103 Jefferson St. during February. For more information, call 219-465-3555 or visit www.pcgarden.info.

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