O.K., so this is a grandiloquent, vain, selfish plea to help me gain some tiny (very tiny) and local (very local) fame as an amateur gardener (very amateur). Just click on the picture on the left and it will take you to the local nursery that's running a "most beautiful garden" contest. The only thing I can say with any certainty is that, among the 41 entries, mine's the smallest (about 10 square feet). So if you like to root for the underdog, the little guy, the loser (strike that), then vote for #14. If I win, I promise to let the world know!
And, no, this isn't a site to vote "NO" on Prop 8 (banning same-sex marriage in California), but you might want to consider that vote as well while you're at it. Discrimination against fairies, fantasy or real - is still discrimination.