At the beginning of winter, we invited visitors to post their best winter photos to our 2013 Winter Garden Photo Contest. We got some beautifully icy entries, and had a difficult time selecting the winner. The editors, however, dediced that Michel Marie Rose captured the most compelling photo this time round.

The winning entry- Winter Rose: A lone, frosty rose blossom by Michel Marie Rose.

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Michel has won a $100 gift certificate from our sponsor,! I asked Michel to share a little bit about the photo, and this is what she has to say:

When I escape my corporate day job, I grab my camera and head to the great outdoors. My favorite location to shoot is Lake Cliff Garden, at 5-acre tropical garden paradise overlooking Lake Michigan, which has been featured multiple times in Fine Gardening magazine. The Winter Rose was taken last February. I am active in our local camera club, and am currently working on a garden book with Barbara Weirich, the owner of Lake Cliff Garden.

We're glad you captured this stunning image at Lake Cliff Garden, Michel! Take a look at some of the other amazing photographs users uploaded by clicking on the photos below. Thanks to everyone who participated!


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