The March 2016 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!

Posted by @dave on
Finally, the first raffle of the year! We have lots of prizes lined up, so come on in and take a look!

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:

Brushwood Nursery is providing to three different winners the Passiflora 'Party Animal'! Passiflora Party Animal is a hybrid similar to P. caerulea, but with flowers that are larger, sturdier and stay open longer! Let this Animal be the life of your garden party! Can be container grown, but will do better planted outside in the ground. Blooms wide, white petals, with dark purple to white to blue-violet filaments. Has a light perfume and is exceptionally hardy! A Riverside® Hybrid! 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.

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.

Caladium Bulbs 4 Less is providing (25) Mixed Grade #1 size caladium bulbs. At Caladium Bulbs 4 Less, we are Your Caladium Bulb Super Store!! Our goal is to provide you with the Freshest, Top Quality Caladium Bulbs available! In addition to offering Caladiums we also offer several other Tropical Bulbs. We also have the Double Pearl Tuberose and 4 different types of Elephant Ears available.

Victory Seed Company is providing's not too late to start plants from seed this year . . . A $25 gift certificate from Victory Seed Co. will get you growing. 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.

@valleylynn is providing a beautiful new book that is a reprint 'Sedum, Cultivated Stonecrops' by Ray Stephenson. Timber Press of Oregon published this book in the last few days of 1994. It was the result of 5 years of work, collating information gathered over most of a lifetime in an attempt to produce an up-to-date book on the subject. The 356-page hard-backed treatise has 110 color plates, 100 monochromes and sketches but is now out of print and only available in the second-hand market or via "print on demand" technology. I would not part with it, except I already have a copy of this book. The like new one is the one being donated. A most valuable book for sedum lovers/collectors.

Thumb of 2016-03-14/DogsNDaylilies/b01c88@DogsNDaylilies is providing, along with the members of the All Seeds Swap, four different seed collections for four (different) lucky winners!
1) Vegetable and Herb seed bundle (includes 30+ seed packets)
2) Daylily seed bundle (includes several packets, over 50 seeds in total)
3) Flower seed bundle (with over 40 packets of seeds)
4) Mixed seed bundle (over 20 packets of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds)

(Please note: most seed packets contain an average of 10-20 seeds, some have more, some have less, depending on type and size of seed. Some seed packets may be duplicates if there were a large quantity available for the donation. Most of the seeds are from home harvests or are repackaged from extra, unused seeds; as such, seed germination cannot be guaranteed.)

SRQHoyas is providing a 6" Hanging Glass Globe Hoya Terrarium Kit. This terrarium is unique in that it features Hoya Plants as well as Succulent Plants and Live Mosses.A Included in this extensive but easy to assemble kit is everything you need to build this fun and beautiful addition to any room in your home or garden space.A Very little care will be needed to maintain this virtually maintenance-free centerpiece or accent piece! For more details about this Hoya Terrarium Kit go to this page. 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.

Lastly, I will give 50 acorns each to the 3 remaining winners.

As always, the ticket buying window is open now and will close on Wednesday, March 23rd at 6:00pm Central time. The drawing will be done and posted the following day. 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
And the winners of the raffle are....! by dave Apr 2, 2016 9:06 PM 52
Thanks to all the Vendors Once Again by Suga Mar 24, 2016 1:35 PM 11
Drawing might be delayed slightly by dave Mar 24, 2016 5:13 AM 10
Raffle by lynnempow Mar 22, 2016 8:45 AM 22
chances of winning by thomas Mar 16, 2016 10:14 AM 13
Thanks to all the Vendors by robertduval14 Mar 15, 2016 10:23 PM 10
Mouse in the Greenhouse by CjMurby Mar 15, 2016 8:33 AM 6
Yay count me in!!! by Suga Mar 12, 2016 10:16 AM 1
I'm in! by flaflwrgrl Mar 11, 2016 10:06 AM 3

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