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The October 2014 Hardy Cacti, Succulents, Natives and Wildflowers Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!

By dave
October 11, 2014

This is it! The final raffle of the year, and it's another great one, loaded down with huge prizes from some of our favorite companies.

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Henderson, NC (Zone 7a)
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dahtzu
Oct 11, 2014 5:30 AM CST
Sure wish I had Acrons, have already shopped at Perennial Obsessions and have a full wish list. OMGoodness, sure wish I did good things on ATP.
Great work everyone, yep, I'm always lurking.
Faye
Henderson, NC (Zone 7a)
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dahtzu
Oct 11, 2014 6:28 AM CST
WOW! Thanks to you very generous people, I HAD enough acorns to get 22 tickets...thank ye, thank ye, thank ye! Thank You!
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Oct 11, 2014 9:18 AM CST
Faye aren't people just the best!!! Glad you got your acorns!! Thumbs up
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Name: Mother Raphaela
Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery NY (Zone 4b)
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MotherRaphaela
Oct 11, 2014 10:37 AM CST
dahtzu said:Sure wish I had Acrons, have already shopped at Perennial Obsessions and have a full wish list. OMGoodness, sure wish I did good things on ATP.
Faye

Just curious -- still new enough to ATP to have questions -- how and where do you shop with acorns? This possibility has got me thinking of ways I can collect more!
Mother Raphaela

central Illinois
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jmorth
Oct 11, 2014 10:39 AM CST
One way is to add pics to database. Also, get an article published. Sometimes excellent photos in threads, multi-plant pics, and banners are awarded acorns from other appreciative viewers.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
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Name: Mother Raphaela
Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery NY (Zone 4b)
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MotherRaphaela
Oct 11, 2014 10:46 AM CST
But how do you "spend" acorns once you've gotten them at a place like Perennial Obsessions?
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Oct 11, 2014 11:28 AM CST
Faye - How nice that someone shared some acorns with you. Very generous of an ATP member!

I, personally, have no luck ever winning any kind of drawing on ATP (or anywhere else for that matter), though I do buy at least 1 ticket every auction in hopes.... But I have been very blessed by the generosity and kindness of others here on ATP!

There have been folks here who purchased 1 single ticket and won! And some folks have won several times! Good Luck to you!

I like to give acorns to folks who submit helpful replies in a forum thread, post a photo that is helpful to me in the database (or on a forum), or publish articles here on ATP. Those are some of the very easy ways you can earn acorns. You do not have to be a seasoned member to do any of these ideas to earn acorns.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 11, 2014 12:08 PM CST
MR, acorns are used to purchase badges, raffle tickets, and when they are available, ATP mugs and T-shirts.
I love my ATP coffee/tea mugs. The thread "Check out these coffee mugs" in Site Talk forum
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 11, 2014 12:26 PM CST
MotherRaphaela said:But how do you "spend" acorns once you've gotten them at a place like Perennial Obsessions?


You can't spend acorns anywhere but here on ATP. So you can spend them to purchase raffle tickets & if you win one of the prizes offered for the raffle, then you get a gift certificate for a company such as Perennial Obsessions or Flowers By The Sea or which ever prize you choose. The winners get to pick from the prizes offered but they have to pick in order. IOW 1st winner picks from all the prizes, then 2nd winner picks from the remaining prizes, then 3rd winner picks form what is left & so on & so forth.
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Name: Michael Hamilton
Corpus Christi, TX (Zone 9b)
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Blondmyk
Oct 11, 2014 5:49 PM CST
Can't believe I just spent 20 of my acorns on badges just day before yesterday! Ugh! I only have enough left to buy one ticket now...sigh. I'll just have to keep my fingers crossed!
Name: Mother Raphaela
Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery NY (Zone 4b)
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MotherRaphaela
Oct 11, 2014 6:07 PM CST
Thank You! I was puzzled at the reference to spending acorns at Perennial Obsessions and you put it in context. MR
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 11, 2014 6:11 PM CST
MotherRaphaela said: Thank You! I was puzzled at the reference to spending acorns at Perennial Obsessions and you put it in context. MR

You're so welcome Mother.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: mj
Central Florida
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mjsponies
Oct 11, 2014 6:59 PM CST
Gee, I kinda think the "Mugs" need to be resurrected !!
God gave us wings. He just called them horses
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Oct 11, 2014 7:08 PM CST
mjsponies said:Gee, I kinda think the "Mugs" need to be resurrected !!


Me too! They are really neat and I have been hoping they would come back as a prize!
heck--I wish we had the option to buy a mug and pay for shipping--I'd go for that too
central Illinois
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jmorth
Oct 11, 2014 8:40 PM CST
I'll second that (or third it...).
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 11, 2014 9:46 PM CST

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Mugs are really hard for me because they require such care in shipping. But, well, maybe one day I'll do it again. Smiling
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Oct 11, 2014 11:23 PM CST
Then I could grow my collection from 3 to 6, or 8, or maybe 12. Hurray!
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Oct 12, 2014 12:20 AM CST
I have 12 of the mugs already. nodding Hubby and I love them! Lovey dubby
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Oct 12, 2014 12:32 AM CST
Hmmm, looks like we'll have to mug Marilyn if we want a mug! Hilarious!
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Oct 12, 2014 12:41 AM CST
Hilarious!

I got most (11) of them when Dave was offering the ATP tee shirt/mug/shipping and had to have, I think, 250 acorns for each set. I got the 12th one as a prize on one of the raffles.
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


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