At the beginning of winter, we invited FineGardening.com 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, decided 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.
Michel has won a $100 gift certificate from our sponsor, GardenArtisans.com! 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!