Janet Adams of Columbus said irises are her favorite flower.
But it was carnations and daisy poms that prompted her to enter Connells Maple Lee Flowers & Gifts’ name-the-arrangement contest.
“Just a whim,” she said about her entry, “Blooming Pumpkin,” which was selected as the runner-up among nearly 900 online submissions to Connells Maple Lee and sister company Royer’s Flowers & Gifts in central Pennsylvania.
The winning entry, “Harvest Beauty,” was submitted by Karen Good of Mount Joy, Pa.
As their prizes, Adams and Good each will receive one of the all-around arrangements, which features a ceramic pumpkin, measures 12 inches high and 10 inches wide, and comprises carnations and daisy poms in fall colors.