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The August 2015 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!

By dave
August 8, 2015

You're never going to believe this awesome raffle. There will be 15 winners - our most ever! Come in, take a look, and buy your tickets!

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 7, 2015 6:35 PM CST
What a marvelous list of prizes! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
Aug 7, 2015 6:41 PM CST
I agree Got my tickets!!
Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
Windswept Farm & Gardens
Hostas Lilies Hybridizer Keeps Sheep Pollen collector Irises
Hummingbirder Region: United States of America Daylilies Region: Oklahoma Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kidfishing
Aug 7, 2015 6:44 PM CST
Dutchlady1 said: I agree Got my tickets!!

There goes my chances of winning! Hilarious!

Great prizes!!! Got some tickets too!
Kidfishing
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
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blue23rose
Aug 7, 2015 6:47 PM CST
What an amazing lineup of prizes! A HUGE thanks to all the companies for their generosity Smiling
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Aug 7, 2015 6:50 PM CST
Oh my, another fabulous not a raffle-raffle. I couldn't pass this one up .... just bought my tickets!
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
Sunset Zone 6, Heat zone 4,
Garden Photography Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Daylilies Lilies
Bulbs Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Container Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Cat Lover
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Joy
Aug 7, 2015 7:19 PM CST
Wow,Wow,Wow is right! This is definitely one you don't want to miss.
A huge Thank You! to all of the generous donor's. That includes you @Jon. Thank you!

On my way to buy my tickets. Hurray!
No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden. ~Hugh Johnson
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Name: Leslie
Chapin, SC (Zone 7b)
"As for me and my house, we will se
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Keeps Sheep Daylilies Irises Hostas Hybridizer
Cat Lover Hummingbirder Birds Region: South Carolina Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Level 2
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Lalambchop1
Aug 7, 2015 9:14 PM CST
I used the acorns I won last time to get my tickets this time. Gotta love NARR!!

Thank you to all of the donors! What a line up. I'm having a great time exploring the companies who donated prizes.
Leslie

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15
Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
Permaculture Sempervivums Hybridizer Xeriscape Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener
Bee Lover Daylilies Region: South Carolina Garden Ideas: Level 2 Herbs Region: United States of America
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ediblelandscapingsc
Aug 7, 2015 9:25 PM CST
Thank You! Vendors, I got my tickets and wish everyone luck.
­čî┐A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered­čî┐
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
Plumerias Ponds Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 7, 2015 9:42 PM CST
The most unluckiest winner of contests just bought her not a raffle-raffle tickets, Folks! Make way for a new winner!! I tip my hat to you.
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
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fiwit
Aug 7, 2015 9:46 PM CST
Here's hoping one of the 3 tickets I bought (used up all my acorns on this raffle) will net me a black diamond pure white crepe myrtle, that I can use as a memorial plant for my sweet dog Casey who went to the rainbow bridge last year. Thumbs up

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Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Aug 7, 2015 9:58 PM CST
Cheryl - No one could be as unlucky as me! Whistling Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! I hope you win. Thumbs up
Some awesome prizes from the generous vendors!! THANK YOU!!! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
Mary - Good luck winning that black diamond pure white crepe myrtle!!! Angel What a beautiful dog Casey was. Smiling
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
Sunset Zone 6, Heat zone 4,
Garden Photography Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Daylilies Lilies
Bulbs Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Container Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Cat Lover
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Joy
Aug 7, 2015 10:48 PM CST
So sorry for your loss Mary. Casey had the sweetest face.
No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden. ~Hugh Johnson
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
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fiwit
Aug 8, 2015 5:23 AM CST
Casey was very special to me -- I have 3 blog posts about her here. One of them references Black Diamonds, because I had seen these crepe myrtles at Home Depot, but they only had the ones with red flowers. The one with white flowers is a more appropriate choice for my black/white girl. And I was mistaken - it's been 2 years since I lost her. Seems 3 of my last 4 blog posts were about her, and I haven't updated my blog since then. I should fix that. Whistling
Anyway, you can see more pictures of her here, but take take tissues if you go. http://garden.org/blogs/view/fiwit/

THANK YOU, @Beckygardener and @Joy and @Vic for the acorn gifts -- buying more tickets as soon as I finish saying "thank you" *Blush* Lovey dubby Lovey dubby

And if I don't win the raffle, at least now I know of a reputable company that sells the tree I want, and don't have to wait and hope that one shows up at a big box store. Thumbs up
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
Region: Gulf Coast Enjoys or suffers hot summers Daylilies Lilies Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Garden Photography Butterflies Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Dragonflies
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GaNinFl
Aug 8, 2015 6:15 AM CST
I agree I agree I agree with everyone here. I have my tickets.

Mary, condolences for the loss. Casey was a beautiful friend.

Good luck everyone!
Stan
(Georgia Native in Florida)
http://garden.org/blogs/view/GaNinFl/
Name: MissyPenny
Bristol, Pennsylvania
Vegetable Grower Roses Region: Pennsylvania Garden Photography Birds Critters Allowed
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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MissyPenny
Aug 8, 2015 6:27 AM CST
Oh my--Wow is right! I am so enjoying my little gourmet set win from the last raffle, which was my very first raffle, (amazing), that I just can't help but be "lucky" and hope for another win--the prizes are indeed splendid!...I've got my tickets, and wish all y'all luck, too! What fun!!!! Yippee Big Grin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Aug 8, 2015 8:29 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Plant me Green connected with me this past week wanting to sponsor the raffle and I was blown away when they offered eight of these awesome black crepe myrtles. I then read up on then and they look like a great company. I know the winners of their prizes are going to be thrilled.
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Aug 8, 2015 8:34 AM CST
I was very impressed too when I saw all the crepe myrtles they are donating for the NARR. It stopped me in tracks as I was reading all the prized!
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
Name: Diana
Willamette Valley
Oregon Zone 8a
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Greenfield
Aug 8, 2015 9:29 AM CST
Mary you struck a heart cord with me ~ So sorry of your loss of sweet Casey ~ I love your idea of a white Crepe Myrtle

I lost my Beautiful Maggie Mae (my avatar photo) this year. She was the sweetest dog ever & my best friend. Her life was taken too soon with cancer in January.

I think about her everyday, and my heart truly aches. She was a gift from Angels and she has gone back to be with them.

I looked at the white crepe myrtle in this contest and I agree, that would be perfect as a memorial for Maggie Mae as well. I really like that the foliage is in a contrasting dark color. I see that there are 8 chances to win a crepe myrtle, I'm going to spend all my acorns too and I hope you and I each win a Pure white Crepe Myrtle.

White is for Angels
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Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
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fiwit
Aug 8, 2015 10:56 AM CST
Greenfield said:Mary you struck a heart cord with me ~ So sorry of your loss of sweet Casey ~ I love your idea of a white Crepe Myrtle

I lost my Beautiful Maggie Mae (my avatar photo) this year. She was the sweetest dog ever & my best friend. Her life was taken too soon with cancer in January.

I think about her everyday, and my heart truly aches. She was a gift from Angels and she has gone back to be with them.

I looked at the white crepe myrtle in this contest and I agree, that would be perfect as a memorial for Maggie Mae as well. I really like that the foliage is in a contrasting dark color. I see that there are 8 chances to win a crepe myrtle, I'm going to spend all my acorns too and I hope you and I each win a Pure white Crepe Myrtle.

White is for Angels
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The only real problem dogs have is they don't live long enough. Lovey dubby Good luck!
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Aug 8, 2015 12:03 PM CST
Diana - Love your memory marker! Lovey dubby Smiling
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden

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