ISSUE 82  |  Dog Days of Summer

Show Us Your Handpicked Flowers

July 26, 2013 5:00 PM

BY Erin Boyle

A few weeks ago, when I was in the throes of my Flower Arranging 101 class, Gardenista contributor Justine Hand suggested that we run a little contest challenging folks to build beautiful bouquets from flowers that they picked themselves. No fancy florist shops, no supermarket tulips, no last-minute run to the bodega.

Now that we’re in the midst of some of the best flower-growing weather there is, we decided to follow through on Justine’s idea. We’re Calling all Instagrammers to enter shots of their own handpicked bouquets for a chance to win a set of jute-wrapped garden shears.

Above: Two very lovely submissions from @floresdelsol and @frokenskicklig

How to Enter:

1) Snap photographs of your handpicked bouquets: The idea is that these are made from flowers you’ve plucked on the roadside, hopped fences in abandoned lots to snatch, or gathered in your own garden. Nothing store bought, please. 

2) Post your image to Instagram with the tag #gardenista_handpickedsweeps.

3) Follow Gardenista_Sourcebook on Instagram for a chance to win.

From July 24 to July 29, post your entries on Instagram. Please be sure to limit your entries to just one per day. We’ll post some of our favorite shots and we’ll announce the winner on Gardenista and on Instagram on August 6.

See Official Sweepstakes Rules 

Now, get snipping! The sweeps ends tomorrow at 11:59 PDT.