GardenComm 2024 Silver Laurel Media Awards Winners


Podcast, Episode:

  • The Garden Question Podcast by Craig McManus
  • The Plant a Trillion Trees by Eva Monheim             

Podcast, Series - Overall:

  • Plant a Trillion Trees by Eva Monheim
  • This Old Tree Podcast by Douglas Still

Social Media:

  • #plantingdesign in the New Perennialist by Tony Spencer
  • Growing in the Garden Instagram by Angela Judd
  • Forks in the Dirt Instagram by Michelle Bruhn

Special Projects (includes course, app, etc.):

  • Complete Fruit Tree Grafting and Budding: Spring to Summer Mastery by Susan Poizner with Steph Muma

Video (YouTube, Vimeo):

  • Everything You Need to Know About Spirea by Natalie Carmolli and Adriana Robinson
  • 5 Things You Need to Know About USDA Zone Map by Stacey Hirvela and Adriana Robinson
  • Creating a Garden-Scale Grassland by Preston Montague

Website (personal/trade):

  • by Corrina S. Murray


Marketing, Catalog, Brochure:

  • Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Hydrangeas Demystified by Shannon Downey and Adriana Robinson



Article in Newspaper or Magazine for consumer or trade:

  • A Brave New World by Kali Pearson               

Book, General Readership:

  • The Milkweed Lands by Eric Lee-Mäder, publisher Molly Guest with Hatchett Book Group

Catalog, Newsletter or Brochure:

  • Spring Meadow Nursery Flowering Shrubs Starter Plants Catalog & Shrub Reference 2023-2024 by Shannon Downey, Stacey Hirvela and Kristina Howley
  • First Editions® Shrubs & Trees Eclipse® Bigleaf Hydrangea Consumer Brochure by Gretchen McNaughton
  • First Editions® Shrubs & Trees Cool Climate Landscape Brochure by Gretchen McNaughton

Magazine for Consumer or Trade:

  • Food Gardening Magazine: The Dirt Issue by Christy Page, Mequoda Systems LLC
  • Landscape Trades: New Plant Issue by Kali Pearson
  • Slow Flowers Journal: Winter 2023 Edition by Debra Prinzing and Robin Anvi



Live Presentation:

  • Winterizing the Tropical Garden by Marianne Willburn
  • The Garden of Regrets Presentation with Helen Battersby by Helen Battersby               

Radio Series - Overall:

  • Horticulture Friday on Iowa Public Radio by Aaron Steil
  • This Old Tree Radio Show by Douglas Still

Television - Feature:

  • Gorgeous Gardens with Margaret McSweeney: Winter in London by Lisa-Renee Ramirez


Article, magazine consumer/trade:

  • Kicking the Plastic Pot Habit by Gail Hudson
  • At 10, Seattle's Pioneering Food Forest Pivots to Increase Food Security by Erica Browne Grivas
  • Fire - How Thoughtful Landscaping Can Protect Homes by Karina Sinclair

Article, Newspaper:

  • Cultivating Gardeners by Jessica Damiano
  • How to Make Gardening Easier as We Age by Rhonda Fleming Hayes


  • Create a Beautiful and Sustainable Rain Garden by Phyllis Gricus
  • Botanic Monthly Blog by Roger Marshall
  • The Weekly Dirt by Jessica Damiano

Marketing Catalog Brochure:

  • Monrovia Simply Beautiful Fall Planting Guide by Emily Reeves
  • Monrovia Weekend Project Guide by Emily Reeves

Column, Newspaper:

  • Green and Growing Column by Kathleen Groll Connolly
  • Spring Fervor by Arlene Marturano
  • Impatient Gardener by Erin L. Schanen
  • AP Gardening Column by Jessica Damiano

Newsletter, Marketing/Club:

  • Garden Variety Newsletter by Aaron Steil

Column, Magazine - consumer / trade:

  • New Plants Radar, HortWeek by Michael Perry
  • In Defense of Gardening, The American Gardener by Marianne Willburn
  • Garden Views Column, Horticulture Magazine by Scott Beuerlein

Book, includes general and technical/reference:

  • Tiny and Wild by Graham Laird Gardner
  • Vegetable Gardening Made Easy by Resh Gala