It is time for the 2013 American Garden Award voting. For those of you unfamiliar with AGW, here is some information from their website:http://www.americangardenaward.com/ 
The American Garden Award is a unique opportunity for the gardening public to vote on a specific flower that they think has the most appealing garden characteristics. Some of the world's most prestigious flower breeders have chosen their best varieties to enter into this competition. Then, in cooperation with highly respected public gardens throughout the United States, we present the entries so consumers can view the plants in person, then vote on their favorite. For those consumers and home gardeners who are unable to make it to view these flowers in person, the above link allows voting on-line.
I had the opportunity to see all four of the plant finalists at a local demonstration garden, and I must say all 4 are great choices! Voting is open to the public through August 31. Cast your vote today... http://www.americangardenaward.com/