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Enter The Signal’s ‘Gorgeous Garden’ contest

Contest: Do you have a green thumb? Win prizes for best SCV gardens

Posted: May 14, 2010 11:01 p.m.
Updated: May 14, 2010 11:00 p.m.
By Michele E. Buttelman
Signal Features Editor

The Home section of The Signal will sponsor the first "Gorgeous Garden" contest.

Homeowners in the Santa Clarita Valley can enter a front or backyard to be judged by The Signal's panel of judges for the title of the Most Gorgeous Garden in the SCV.

Entries will be accepted until June 4. Judging will be held on Sunday, June 6.

Winners will be announced on Saturday, June 12 in The Signal's Home section.

Winners will receive a gift card from The Signal and have their name engraved on a perpetual plaque placed on the wall in the lobby of The Signal.

Judges will include Signal Executive Editor Lila Littlejohn, Features Editor Michele Buttelman and Escape Editor Jim Walker, among others.

To enter send an e-mail to: Include: Name, address, city and zip code as well as phone number and the best time for the judges to stop by to see your yard. Include a description of your garden and the highlights judges should expect to see.

Participants may also include information on many years you have gardened in the SCV and any challenges you have overcome with your garden.

In addition to traditional gardens a special category of "Best Conservation Garden" or "xeriscape" will be included for those who practice waterwise gardening which includes the use of native plants and low-maintenance landscaping materials.

For information e-mail


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