YardShare.com Announces its “Celebrating Gardens” Contest

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Winner will receive a $1000 gift certificate to Greenwood Nursery as grand prize for the most unique garden in honor of National Gardening Month in April

YardShare.com, a free website that allows homeowners and landscape professionals to create “virtual” yards, share tips, and create friendships, today announced its newest inspiring yard contest: “Celebrating Gardens,” which invites contestants to submit images of their most unique garden to YardShare.com.

From March 1 through May 31, 2011, members and visitors will vote online for their favorite yard by visiting YardShare.com. A $1000 gift certificate to Greenwood Nursery will be awarded to one talented individual whose yard receives the most votes. Official rules can be found at http://www.YardShare.com/yard_contest.php. The contest commences March 1, just in time to celebrate National Gardening Month in April.

“According to the National Gardening Association, every April communities, organizations, and individuals nationwide celebrate gardening during National Garden Month. Gardeners know, and research confirms, that nurturing plants is good for us: attitudes toward health and nutrition improve, kids perform better at school, and community spirit grows,” says Bryan Powell, Founder of YardShare.com. “The Celebrating Gardens contest is a fun way for people to join the celebration and help to make America a greener, healthier, more livable place.”

2011 Scheduled Contests
May 1 – June 30: “Water, Water, Everywhere” – best water feature
June 1 – July 31: “I Could Live Out Here” – best outdoor living space
July 1 – August 31: “Vegetable Garden” – best veggie garden and homegrown food

YardShare opens a virtual window into the neighbors’ yards, knocking down fences with an archive of more than 11,000 images that have been posted to the site. Powell offers themed advice columns under the “Yard Ideas” tab on YardShare, which is open to both amateur and professional yard and garden enthusiasts.

About YardShare: Bryan Powell, 31, founded YardShare.com in 2008 when he couldn’t find online inspiration for building his own back-yard kitchen and patio. Powell, who lives in Castro Valley, Calif., and works for a financial management company in San Francisco, began working in his free time to merge technology and neighborhood to create a virtual community of advisors and launched YardShare (“Knocking down fences”). Today it is an online community of more than 2,300 members and over 20,000 unique monthly visitors, many of whom post pictures of and step-by-step DIY instructions for their landscaping, design and yard projects; YardShare’s archives contain more than 11,000 images. For more information, visit http://www.Yardshare.com.

About Greenwood Nursery: Since 1978, we have continually worked hard to achieve our goal of becoming a reliable, successful and reputable nursery. If you appreciate strong family and business values, then you will enjoy doing business with us. It all started just over thirty years ago when we planted our first cuttings. In 1999, we were one of the first nurseries to create an online presence. Being able to make immediate changes to our online gardening catalog, reflecting current inventory, was a new step in nursery marketing. Today, Greenwood Nursery is even more dedicated to servicing the needs of our customers. Our professional packaging techniques allow us to safely ship plants and supplies from coast to coast, while our office staff is helpful and knowledgeable about our plants and gardening. For more information, visit http://www.GreenwoodNursery.com.


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