The Quirkiest Planter Competition

Everybody’s seen them. Maybe you have one. Or, maybe the eccentric neighbour has decorated their porch in them. Wherever they are, they could land you a worthy prize just for exposing them.

I’m looking for the quirkiest planter. You know what I mean… the painted boot, the in-turned mosaic tyre or the rusty wheelbarrow with the flowering annuals.

The Judge

With any competition worth its ‘salt’ it must have an objective judge. Fortunately Marcus, a good friend of mine, has a blogging father who picked up a nomination in the recent Bloggies (no small feat). Peter Holt is Holties House, a blog of random and quirky trivia, anecdotes and the odd frivolous thought and comedic rant. I met Peter last summer when he visited Busselton and after subscribing to the ‘House’ have kept up with all the going’s on.

Fortunately for us, Peter (like his son) is not a gardener – but he does know quirky when he sees it. So his choice of the overall winner will be completely objective – we hope!!

The Prize

The winner will pick up 4 bottles of Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion kindly donated by Skin MD Natural that, with normal daily use, should last between 4-8 months and protect those precious gardening assets – your hands. The normal retail value of this prize is over $100 so it’s worth getting your entries in. Delivery is included as part of the prize…

How to Enter

For bloggers: Start a post on your blog with a photograph of your quirky planter. You can simply post the photo but it would be great to hear how you came about finding such an oddity. You can add the Quirky Planter image if you would like to show your readers that your participating in this competition.

Once it’s ‘live’ on your blog, send me an email and I shall add you to the daily links or, at the very least, the final compilation before judging.

For non-bloggers: Send me an email with the photograph added as an attachment. Include in your email the story of how you came about the picture and this will be added with the daily updates.

The competition will run for 1 week and end on Thursday 7 June, 2007 with the winner being published on the Friday.

General Guidelines

  • The photograph must be an original taken by you.
  • Entries after Thursday 7 June will not be accepted.
  • There is only one prize to be given and this will be decided by our judge and his decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

The competition starts now. So get those camera’s snapping… is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Additionally, we participates in various other affiliate programs, and we sometimes get a commission through purchases made through our links.