What beautiful gardens you have! That was the consensus of judges from the Post-Gazette and Botanic Garden of Western Pennsylvania while looking at entries in the 2007 Great Gardens Contest.
After spending a few hours going over nearly 80 online and mailed entries, we ended up with nine finalists, whose gardens will be visited over the next few weeks to determine the winners. Stories about the winning gardens will be published in September.
Here they are, listed in alphabetical order:
Gina Bianchi of Cranberry
Jon Alan Delach of Verona
Melissa DeStefano of Murrysville
Janet Krieger of Shadyside
Les Lagnese of Hampton
Judith and John Missell of Mt. Lebanon
Denise Morgan of Irwin
Marie Tuma of Monaca
Joyce Yasko and Lee Dyer of Evans City