The August 2018 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!

Posted by @dave on
Another exciting raffle all lined up for you. Come check out the awesome prizes!

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 NGA 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:

Thumb of 2013-12-27/dave/204ce2Santa 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!

Thumb of 2017-03-09/dave/614e67Garden Perennials is providing 3 daylilies of store's choosing, with winner questioned about their color preferences. Garden Perennials is celebrating 35 years of offering a wide variety of perennials and specializing in daylilies. Plants are grown in northeast Nebraska, resulting in excellent hardiness.

Thumb of 2016-07-11/dave/57b4b7Perfect Plants is providing three prizes to three different winners. Prize #1: $50 gift card for their store. Prizes #2 and #3: 3 one-gallon roses of the winners choice. Perfect Plants is a family owned and operated nursery based in North Florida.  Our 35 years extensive experience began in 1980 with our father's purchase of the land that was to become our nursery.  The desire for our high standards to be able to reach more individual consumers is what began our online operations.  We strive to offer a diverse selection of hand-chosen and carefully packaged plants in hopes to deliver exactly what our name suggests: Perfect Plants!

Thumb of 2018-03-08/dave/795147Hollingsworth Peonies is providing one root of peony 'Minuet'. Hollingsworth Peonies - your peony farm, where we guarantee variety - peonies are what we do!

This is your one stop web-site for everything about peonies. How to grow peonies, how to divide and plant, and of course your guaranteed variety source. Always American Grown, we do not resell imports.

Thumb of 2018-03-27/dave/e4acd1Mary's Garden Patch is providing 1 package of 3 Globemaster Alliums. They are one of the most beautiful. It is a Dutch hybrid that has 10" nearly perfect spherical globes of violet-purple star-shaped flowers. Long-lasting. Mary's Garden Patch reserves the right to substitute another variety or similar gift certificate in case the listed prizes are not available at the time of the drawing. They will be shipped starting around September 20th according to your planting zone, coldest parts of the country first. Mary's Garden Patch specializes in top size quality fall and spring planted flower bulbs for the garden. Different varieties include tulips, daffodils, daylilies, crocus, lilies, caladiums, cannas, amaryllis, iris, hyacinths and many more - all with beautiful flowers to enhance your own home and garden, landscape or just your windowsill.

Thumb of 2014-01-09/dave/dce03aAnnie's Annuals & Perennials is providing a $50.00 gift certificate to their store.

Thumb of 2017-03-09/dave/24b7daVictory 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.

Thumb of 2018-05-07/dave/ece990Mountain Crest Gardens is providing a $50 gift certificate to their store. Mountain Crest Gardens is a family owned and operated succulent nursery that was established in 1995. Their collection has grown to over 650 different varieties of hardy and soft succulents including Sempervivum (hens & chicks), Sedum, Echeveria, Crassula, Haworthia, hybrids, and more. They deliver year-round to all U.S. states and territories and offer free shipping on orders of $75 or more. Mountain Crest Gardens specializes in providing a large selection of named individual succulents, hand-picked specialty collections, and affordable wholesale plug trays with no minimum order or wholesale account requirements. They also pride themselves on exceptional customer service, so feel free to contact them if you have any questions.

Thumb of 2018-06-12/dave/3b510fCobrahead is providing an awesome collection of tools to one winner. The winner who chooses this prize will receive CobraHead Original, a CobraHead "Mini" and a Long Handle Weeder. Three amazing tools for one winner.

Thumb of 2018-07-06/dave/5603adGrowJoy is providing this: get your fall veggie patch off to a great start with a six pack of organically grown vegetable plants from GrowJoy. Whether you get excited by new varieties or want to stick with the tried and true favorites, you'll find it all online at GrowJoy.com. From vegetables and herbs, to annuals, perennials and succulents, we have a plant for you. Guaranteed quality, delivered right to your door.

Lastly, we're offering 100 acorns each to the 3 remaining winners, donated by a generous member who wishes to remain anonymous!

As always, the ticket buying window is open now and will close on August 23rd at 7:00pm 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 24 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:
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Need acorns? by pdermer1x Oct 21, 2018 7:00 PM 48
Vineyards and Mud bottom ponds August 11, 2018 by bkeegan Sep 15, 2018 9:09 AM 3
Presenting the winners of the August 2018 Raffle! by dave Sep 10, 2018 3:35 PM 41
I hope all is well. by DraDiana Aug 25, 2018 3:05 PM 15
I didn't join in the raffle this month but ... by plantladylin Aug 25, 2018 2:22 PM 4
The message says our buying time will close on Aug. 23. by Lalambchop1 Aug 25, 2018 11:44 AM 16
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