Wildflower is published quarterly by the Wildflower Center. Its content is national in scope with articles about the conservation and use of native plants as well as news from the Wildflower Center. A subscription is provided to Wildflower Center members as a benefit of membership.
THIS YEAR WITNESSED our most talked about photography contest ever. Held in partnership with Texas Highways – the travel magazine of Texas – our 2012 contest marked the first time that we invited the public to vote for winners. And what a response! Nearly 13,000 votes were cast for 1,700 photographs on our Facebook page and website.
After public-vote winner Jane Barkow was announced in June, our panel of six judges narrowed down the entries to 50 finalists. Then we got together to advocate for our favorites in the People with Wildflowers, Black and White, Botanical, Landscape and newcomer Wildlife in the Native Landscape categories.
We agree with what Ansel Adams once said: “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” Read on to learn what went into the making of our winners’ photographs.