The August 2015 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!

Posted by @dave on
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!

Here we go again with another Not-a-Raffle Raffle. Why is this not a regular raffle? Well, in a regular raffle, you pay for the tickets with money. But in ATP raffles you buy your tickets with acorns. Tickets cost 5 acorns each. Don't know what acorns are? Click here to learn about acorns, and how to get them.

Important note: these prizes are all only available to members in the United States. I'm really sorry for those in other countries, but the complications and expense of shipping things to other countries is just too difficult and costly to arrange with the various companies. For this reason, we have made the decision to limit the contest to United States winners only. If you are outside the US, you can still participate, but if you win you will need to gift the prize to another member of your choice.

Good luck to all participants, and now let's talk about the prizes:

Santa Rosa Gardens is providing a $50 gift certificate to their store. Santa Rosa Gardens is a family operated mail-order business, and we grow every plant we sell. We grow and ship over 750 varieties of perennial plants, but we are also specialists in ornamental grasses, producing over 175 different varieties. Our love for plants is evident in our customer service. Bottom line...we want you to succeed in creating your style, your passion, your garden!

Victory Seed Company is providing a $25 gift certificate to their store. The Victory Seed Company is a family owned and operated, small farm-based organization working to keep rare and threatened plant varieties available to home gardeners. All of their seeds are open-pollinated, open source, non-hybrid, and not chemically treated. As an early signer of the "Safe Seed Pledge" they will never knowingly sell GMO seeds. Many of the varieties are family heirlooms, most are old standard varieties that are hard to find.

SRQHoyas is providing three hoya plants: Hoya litoralis, Hoya curtisii and Hoya limoniaca. SRQHoyas offers many species of hoya plants collected from around the world. Hoya plants are succulent tropical house or garden plants that bloom throughout the year and many times over. They are very easy to grow and require little care except warmth, humidity and a good drink of water once a week. There are so many different hoyas that it is impossible to explain what they look like. I ship small plants as well as cuttings to the United States and cuttings are available for International shipping.

Brushwood Nursery is providing Two plants: The Rose 'Raspberry Cream Twirl' and the Clematis 'Lasurstern', to be shipped at the opening of fall shipping in early September, or whenever after that at the winner's preference. Brushwood Nursery ships beautiful vines and climbers throughout the United States directly to your door. We have hundreds of different climbers available like Clematis, Climbing Roses, Passion Flowers, Honeysuckles and much more.

Texas Daylilies is providing up to $25 worth of daylily seeds from their store, with free shipping included. Texas Daylilies is a small daylily farm in East Texas selling a wide of seeds and plants.

Onalee's Seeds is providing The Butterfly Garden Seed Collection: four varieties of seeds - perfect for your butterfly garden! Attract all kinds of butterflies with the Torch Mexican Sunflower - this is one of their FAVORITE nectar plants! Then, entice them to stay with HOST plants for Monarch and Queen butterfly caterpillars as well as Sulphur Butterfly caterpillars! You'll get one individual (not mixed!) pack of seeds for each of the following flowers. Full planting instructions will be included for each variety. Torch Orange Mexican Sunflower, Yellow/Orange/Gold Butterfly Weed, Scarlet Red Butterfly Milkweed and Cassia alata / Candlestick / Candelabra Bush. Family owned and operated in the USA since 2000, Onalee's Seeds offers a wide variety of quality seeds, bulbs and live plants. Detailed, real-life germination and growing instructions are included for every item, written by someone who has grown the plant in the real world. Satisfaction always 100% guaranteed.

Oakes Daylilies is providing a $50 gift certificate to their store. For the biggest daylilies you've ever received, try Oakes Daylilies. Choose from over 400 varieties in a rainbow of colors, shapes and size, freshly-dug, guaranteed to thrive in your garden. Daylily specialists for over 30 years.

Plant Me Green is providing 8 prizes for 8 different winners who will each choose one cultivar from their choice of the #3 Black Diamond Crape Myrtles. These are for USDA Zones 7-9. They can be grown in a pot in the other zones but will need to be overwintered in an unheated garage. This prize is only available to the contiguous US, we do not ship to Alaska or Hawaii.

Winners will choose one from the following list:

Red Hot
Best Red
Crimson Red
Blush
Pure White
Purely Purple
Mystic Magenta
Shell Pink

Plant Me Green is the largest grower of pecans, crape myrtle, and trees in the eastern United States. Plant Me Green offers a one year guarantee on container plants.

The ticket buying window is open now and will close on Saturday, August 22nd at 7:00pm Central time. The drawing will be done and posted shortly thereafter. The first place winner gets first pick of all the prizes, and then the second winner picks, and so forth until all prizes are claimed. Important note for winners: If you are contacted as a winner and asked to choose a prize you have 48 hours to respond with your choice. If you do not respond within that time, the next placed winner will be contacted and allowed to pick.

This raffle is now closed!

 
Comments and discussion:
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Announcing the winners! by dave Apr 12, 2016 8:20 AM 280
Long wait by Joy Aug 23, 2015 11:32 AM 99
A sneak peek at the Plant Me Green crepe myrtles by dave Aug 18, 2015 3:04 PM 67
Wow, wow, wow! by flaflwrgrl Aug 10, 2015 12:14 AM 26
Yippee! by greene Aug 8, 2015 10:13 PM 1
Great idea by tinabarlow Aug 8, 2015 3:47 AM 0

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