About Ten Days of Holiday Giveaways for Gardeners: For ten crazy days, I am joined by a bunch of great friends to give away some of my favorite products—all designed, written or produced by people that I know and love. You can check out this link to read the details about the participants and prizes. We’ll be gifting lucky winners with new garden tools, books, deck cards, and more throughout the contest! From a custom-designed De Wit potting scoop, to original botanical illustrations, to awesome gardening books to add to your personal library and much more, there will be lots of chances to win a special Christmas present for yourself or your favorite gardener. Why are we doing this? Well, because we love you, that’s why!
ANNOUNCING THE WINNER OF DAY TWO: Thank you all for your wonderful comments—Steve Asbell’s ego is justifiably inflated now, and the winner of an Asbell Original is…SHADY GARDENER! Congratulations! Please let us know what your favorite drawing is, and send your mailing address to email@example.com.
It’s Day Three of Ten Days of Holiday Giveaways for Gardeners, and the star of the show this evening is author, Chris McLaughlin! Chris is a good friend of mine, and a multi-talented lady. I think we actually got to know one another over our shared fascination with fiber. Chris is a spinner and creates beautiful hand-dyed homespun yarn from sheep that she raises on her family farm, and I am a knitter. It was awhile before we realized we also shared interests in gardening and writing. Chris is a Master Gardener with several books to her credit, and her new book, Vertical Vegetable Gardening, isn’t available for sale yet, but it’s available here for today’s lucky winner! This book is creating a lot of excitement in the gardening world, so get your copy and start thinking about gardening UP this spring! Oh, and one more thing about Chris…she’s beautiful!
I am a devotee of growing some veggies vertically, including my heirloom Tromboncino squash. One of them grew to be over three feet long! Vertical gardening has tons of advantages, including saving space, ease of harvesting, and adding beauty to your garden. What’s your favorite veggie to grow, and do you grow up or out?
How to win? It’s easier than buying a lottery ticket (and your chances to win are much better!). Visit Cowlick Cottage Farm each day to see what the prize of the day is, and leave us a holiday greeting in the comments section each day that you’d like to be entered for the contest. We’d also appreciate you sharing our posts on Facebook and Twitter if you are so inclined. I’ll be selecting a winner every day and announcing the winner and the next contest daily! Sound like fun? We hope you join us all throughout the contest to share in the fun and the holiday cheer! Have you been naughty or nice? PS: Being naughty does not disqualify you from entering the contest (being mean, however, does!).
Disclosure: Each of these gifts was provided at no cost to me so that I could give them away to you!