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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Dec 2, 2011 5:28 PM CST
Here is a little contest for the Holidays that myself and Dave came up with. I've met a lot of really nice people on the site and know not all have time to earn enough acorns for the shirt & mug. Well here's your chance. Hope everyone has a great Holiday Season. Dave was kind enough to come up with the rules below.


dave said:Here's how the rules will work: starting now and ending 11:59pm December 10th (UTC) you should post at least one comment to a plant in the database. You can post as many as you want, but you have to post at least one comment to be entered to win.

Maybe pick your favorite plant, or an unusual plant that you think others would like to learn about. Write some interesting facts about it, and why you like it, things like that. Lots of visitors read the comments in the DB and those are probably the most useful things we can do to help new gardeners.

The winner will be drawn on December 11th by me, using a random process. I will put everyone's name into a virtual hat and draw the winning name out. The winner receives 250 acorns from NJBob. He has already given the acorns to me, and I am holding them to give them to the winner. You can spend those acorns to buy a shirt+mug, or keep the acorns to do something else with them!


Have fun!
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Dec 2, 2011 6:05 PM CST

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I'm looking forward to this!! Thank you Bob for the great idea, and the generous offer of giving 250 acorns to the winner! Thumbs up
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Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
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threegardeners
Dec 2, 2011 6:08 PM CST
I agree Lovey dubby Thumbs up
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Dec 2, 2011 6:15 PM CST
Great idea, Bob!!
Thank you.
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Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
Dec 2, 2011 7:33 PM CST
Shoot, I have to wait? Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 2, 2011 7:34 PM CST
Bob, SUPER idea & a very generous one. Thank you! I tip my hat to you. And you can be sure I'm entering the drawing.
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Name: Susan
Zone 5b (Zone 5b)

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gardenersdetective
Dec 2, 2011 11:41 PM CST
What a great idea. I'll be out of town but I managed to get one in tonight. Just like a lotto ticket, it only takes one to be a big winner.
Name: stephanie king
cut bank, MT z 3a-4b
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rebloomnut
Dec 3, 2011 12:22 AM CST
Great Idea. I am broke from all my daylilies and 50 other bills so I will go do that right now. Thanks you little characters Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Dec 3, 2011 12:45 AM CST
Great idea Bob! I tip my hat to you. Hurray! Green Grin! Thumbs up Angel
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
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SongofJoy
Dec 3, 2011 6:39 AM CST
Well done, Bob. Thumbs up
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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Dec 3, 2011 7:09 AM CST
Wonderful. Everyone needs to be blessed with acorns....
yeeehawwww!!! here I go, maybe I can help someone....
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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frostweed
Dec 3, 2011 7:58 AM CST
I posted a comment on Flame Acanthus, please include me in the contest, thank you.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Dec 3, 2011 8:01 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Just so you know, you don't have to post anything here. Just making a comment is enough. I'll be running a report that pulls all the names directly out of the database. Thumbs up

So far we have 15 names.
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Heucheras Echinacea
Hellebores The WITWIT Badge Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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NJBob
Dec 3, 2011 8:41 AM CST
Thanks and good luck everyone I'm glad your enjoying it.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Dec 3, 2011 9:23 AM CST
This is fun ... and a great way to get folks to add to the database. It reminded me to go back and comment on the plants I've already entered.
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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Plumerias Plant and/or Seed Trader Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Butterflies Bulbs Container Gardener
GardenGuyAZ
Dec 3, 2011 9:44 AM CST
Ok...posted a comment on the Shrimp Plant. Love it...I've added lots of photo's too, but most of them have been imported over from cubits, so didn't get credit for them here. I'm sure there will be more this spring, as the blooms start picking up again :)

























Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA (Zone 4b)
enjoy the moment
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Maridell
Dec 3, 2011 10:48 AM CST
Cool idea. Thanks NJBob and Dave!
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Birds Cat Lover Xeriscape
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frostweed
Dec 3, 2011 12:28 PM CST
Thank you for the info Dave Smiling
Wildflowers are the Smiles of Nature.
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
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porkpal
Dec 3, 2011 4:21 PM CST
Thanks, Bob. What a great and generous idea! Do multiple comments increase one's chance of winning?
Porkpal
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
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Marilyn
Dec 3, 2011 5:01 PM CST
Here are Dave's rules:

dave said:Here's how the rules will work: starting now and ending 11:59pm December 10th (UTC) you should post at least one comment to a plant in the database. You can post as many as you want, but you have to post at least one comment to be entered to win.

Maybe pick your favorite plant, or an unusual plant that you think others would like to learn about. Write some interesting facts about it, and why you like it, things like that. Lots of visitors read the comments in the DB and those are probably the most useful things we can do to help new gardeners.

The winner will be drawn on December 11th by me, using a random process. I will put everyone's name into a virtual hat and draw the winning name out. The winner receives 250 acorns from NJBob. He has already given the acorns to me, and I am holding them to give them to the winner. You can spend those acorns to buy a shirt+mug, or keep the acorns to do something else with them!
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


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