So we've put the word out about our June contest: The Greenest Thumb. Thanks to readers Dajmar and Virginia, we've reassessed our plan: We are extending our initial June 5 deadline all the way to Monday, June 26 to give a little growing room for Chicago's unpredictable forecasts. Here's hoping our Midwestern June does everything to help your gardens grow. So, when you and your flowerboxes, parkway plantings, roof deck containers, herb gardens and backyards are ready, we are waiting. This contest is open to all local gardens from flowerbox up to 600 sq. feet. We want to see a few great pictures and hear your resources and tips (200 words or less). Your entry should be your own garden, please. Send entries with "CONTEST" in the subject line to us at chicago(at)apartmenttherapy(dot)com. The deadline is Monday, June 26.