This year's Planters ON+OFF The Ground VIII opening day was great fun!  Over 500 people visited LongHouse to check out the spectacular planters that were created especially for this juried exhibition.  LongHouse friend Martha Stewart returned to judge the entries, as she did for the first Planters exhibition back in 2008, and for the first time we had a tie for the People's Choice Award!  Here are the winners:

First place and People's Choice winner (tie):  Summerhill Landscapes, Sag Harbor, NY
Second place:  Landcraft Environments, LTD, Mattituck, NY
Third place:  Michael Derrig, Landscape Details, Sag Harbor, NY
Honorable Mention:  Kathleen Marder, Marders, Bridgehampton, NY
Honorable Mention: Justin Terzi, Justin Terzi Design, Sag Harbor, NY
People's Choice winner (tie):  Tony Piazza/Piazza Horticultural, Southampton, NY and Tony Ingrao/Ingrao Inc., East Hampton NY

Congratulations to all!

Our ON+OFF participants:

Harvey Bernstein/Bernstein Design Associates, Broadview Gardens, Broken Arrow Nursery, DeMauro+DeMauro Gardens, Gardeneering, Gardens by Romi, April Gonzales Garden Design, Hamptons Grass & Bamboo, Paula Hayes, Hedges & Gardens/The Irony Inc.,, Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons, Landcraft Environments, Landscape Details, Lapenna-Lee Gardens, Jessie LeBaron Gardens, Marders, Old Westbury Gardens, Tony Piazza/Piazza Horticultural with Tony Ingrao/Ingrao Inc., Soil, Inc., Christina Stubelek Garden Design, Summerhill Landscapes Inc., Justin Terzi Design, 2100built, Unlimited Earth Care, Broken Arrow Nursery, Wild Orchid Gardens Inc., Nico Yektai

This event was made possible by the generous support of Gardeneering, RB Irrigation, Ray Smith & Associates, Whitmores, and Broken Arrow Nursery.  Drip irrigation for Planters ON + OFF the Ground VIII was made possible with the generous support of RB Irrigation.

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