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2019 GardenComm Media Awards Gold Medal Winners


2019 GardenComm Media Awards
Gold Medal Winners

GardenComm congratulates the winners of the 2019 Media Awards Gold Medals, a special designation recognizing the top talent in more than 50 competition categories. Gold Medal winners were announced during the 2019 Awards & Honors Dinner at the GardenComm Annual Conference & Expo in Salt Lake City, UT.

GardenComm Media Awards is the only national online media awards program for the gardening communications industry. Held annually for more than 20 years, the GardenComm Media Awards recognizes the top professional horticultural communicators in the areas of writing, photography, digital media, broadcast media, publishing and trade.

A very special thank you to this year's judges, Dee Nash (co-chair), Carol Michel (co-chair), Helen Battersby, Kylee Baumle, Marianne Binetti, Rob Cardillo, Jim Charlier, Katie Dubow, Jennifer Ebeling, Kevin Gragg, Susan Harris, Jennifer Jewel, Bill Johnson, Linda Lehmusvirta, Elizabeth Licata, Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, Mary Ann Newcomer, Doug Oster, Kathy Purdy, Mary Schier, Jessica Walliser, Diana Weiner and Ellen Zachos.

Learn more about the GardenComm Media Awards here.


Magazine Column (Circulation < 20K)

Vive New Landscape Ideas, Scott Beuerlein

Magazine Article (Circulation < 20K)

"The End of an Era? The state of citrus in the citrus state", Lynette Walther

Magazine Article (Circulation > 20K)

"Best in Show", Marty Ross

Book: General Readership

"The Garden in Every Sense and Season", Tovah Martin


"Gardening with Native Grasses in Cold Climates", Diane Narem and Mary H. Meyer

Newsletter, Bulletin or Brochure

A New Vision for Hardy Hydrangeas, Shannon Downey


Gardening for Health!, Scott Beuerlein


Book (General Readership)

"Gardens of Corfu", Rachel Weaving and Marianne Majerus


Blog (Overall Site), Randy Schultz

Video (Single Video)

Summer Lawn Maintenance, Mark and Ben Cullen

Website: Individual (Overall Site), Michael Perry

Website: Commercial (Overall Site), Susan E. Yoder

Special Project

Have you Checked your Trees Lately? A Routine Check-up of Trees Saves Lives & Property, Bob Polomski


Television Program (Overall)

"Southern Gardening Television", Gary R. Bachman, Tim Allison & Jonathan Parrish

Radio Program (Talent)

Bob Tanem in The Garden radio show, Bob Tanem

Podcast Series (Talent)

On the Ledge, Jane Perrone

Podcast Series (Overall)

Plantrama, C.L. Fornari & Ellen Zachos


Magazine (Circulation < 20K)

Pacific Horticulture - Spring 2018: Volume 79, Number 02, Lorene Edwards Forkner

Magazine (Circulation > 20K)

GROW Summer 2018, Blue Root Media/Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Book (General Readership)

Niki Jabbour's Veggie Garden Remix, Niki Jabbour, Storey Publishing, LLC.

Book (Technical/Reference)

The History of Landscape Design in 100 Gardens, Timber Press



Bloom, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden


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