The 2019 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!

Posted by @dave on
This is the big event we've all been waiting for, the 2019 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 can only be shipped to certain locations. Unless a prize states otherwise, it can only be mailed to a recipient in the United States. We are 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. If you are outside the US, you can still participate, but if you win you will need to gift the prize to a member in an eligible location.

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

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National Gardening Association T-Shirts!

JW Prints is providing 1 item from the shop costing $30 or less, we have t-shirts, hoodies, sweaters, mugs, and more! JW Prints was created by Jonathan Whitinger out of a need for online companies that wanted to sell T-Shirts, but didn't want to devote the time to actually produce and sell the shirts. Our goal is to make it easy to partner with companies who would like to sell Merch. If you have a company and would like to partner with JW Prints send us an email at

Thumb of 2019-08-22/dave/c97fdbBaker Creek Heirloom Seed Co. is providing their heirloom seed collection. Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company carries one of the largest selections of seeds from the 19th century, including many Asian and European varieties. All of our seeds are open-pollinated, non-patented, non-GMO, and non-treated.

Thumb of 2018-06-12/dave/3b510fCobrahead is providing three CobraHead tools as a package - An Original CobraHead Weeder and Cultivator, a CobraHead 'mini', and a CobraHead Long Handle. - Shipping to US only. CobraHead produces award-winning garden tools. It is our company mission to help people grow food. Our US made tools are tough, versatile, and easy to use.

Thumb of 2019-08-22/dave/925f09Great Garden Plants is providing a $50 gift certificate. At, we believe gardening is for everybody! That's why we offer quality perennials, evergreens, and flowering shrubs at great prices. From tried-and-true classics to the newest must-have varieties, you can count on Great Garden Plants to provide the ideas, information, and, of course, the plants you need to create your dream garden.

Thumb of 2019-08-22/dave/d201b1ProPlugger is providing a ProPlugger 5-IN-1 Planting Tool - allows you to dig planting holes from a comfortable standing position, quickly digging one hole after another. The soil gets stored in the tool as you work and empties in seconds by turning the tool upside down. Depth rings (included) allow you to consistently dig perfect planting holes at 2", 4" and 6" deep. Ideal for many planting & transplanting projects including flower bulbs and flowers grown in flats or trays, ground covers and even garden vegetable starts. Makes a great lawn plugger (NOT recommended for St Augustine grass) and a truly organic weeding tool for wild onion and garlic and weeds with deep tap-roots . Also makes a great drip-edge fertilizing tool for your trees and a core soil sample tool. Made in USA. ProPlugger is a family owned and operated company started in 2010. We manufacture the ProPlugger 5-IN-1 Planting Tool in Lancaster, SC and are committed to quality and good customer service.

Thumb of 2019-08-22/dave/0b7f82Fieldstone Gardens Inc. is providing a $50 gift certificate. Fieldstone Gardens, Inc. is a family owned/operated business established in 1984. We are a primary resource for avid gardeners who are looking for those special or hard to find perennial plants. Perennials are available for mail order and shipping. We also carry a large assortment of annuals, trees and shrubs for purchase at our retail store. Visit us in beautiful Vassalboro, Maine, or online and you will see why we are "Your Maine Source for Hardy Perennials!"™

Thumb of 2019-08-22/dave/ is providing three 3-5 eyes rootstocks of peony 'Mme Calot'. Very nice, strong stems, mild colors. One of the best variety for wedding bouquets among early flowering peonies. The prize worth at least $70 including shipping and phytosanitary certificate. A family owned nursery specializing in peonies from Europe, Lithuania. About 30 years of experience in peony cultivation. We are supplying our peonies worldwide retail and wholesale from our online store since 1998.

Thumb of 2019-08-22/dave/94aef3Oriental Garden Supply is providing a 3 gallon potted Pinus x schwerinii 'Wiethorst' (common name 'Wiethorst' Himalyan Pine). This is an outstanding dwarf cultivar with long, fine needles resulting from a cross between Eastern White Pine and Himalayan Pine. Two-toned needles are blue-green on top and white underneath and move with the slightest breeze. Produces a profusion of long, sappy cones at a young age. Can be pruned to keep more dense or allowed to grow more billowy. Grows to 3-5ft by 3-5ft in a pyramidal shape, deer browse is low risk, zone 3 minimum. We are unable to ship to AK, CA, or HI. Oriental Garden Supply LLC is a premier wholesale/retail nursery with over 8 acres of highest quality trees and other plant material. Our stock lists include approximately 500 Japanese maple cultivars, over 1200 conifers including dwarf conifers, hinoki, and specimens suitable for bonsai, and over 1000 woody ornamentals, not to mention various and sundry ferns, grasses, bamboos, and perennials. Whether you are looking for just a little something out of the ordinary or something extraordinary for your own garden or your landscaping project, we can supply unusual plant material that we consider highly desirable because of aesthetic appeal, hardiness, low maintenance, flowering, or other characteristics.

Thumb of 2019-08-22/dave/c01502Diversity Acres is providing four reusable String Bag style Diversity Acres Market Tote Bags to four lucky winners in the U.S.: One each of Rose, Yellow, Dark Green and Mint. Bags sizes when empty are apx: 13.75" L x 12.5" W and have 9" handles. Max Weight Capacity: apx - 22 pounds. They are made from 100% cotton, reusable and machine washable in cold water. Local & Sustainably grown irises and other Perennials! We are a small sustainably run perennial plant farm in Woodbridge, Virginia. In operation only since 2015 we've changed much in 4 years and currently specialize in growing and hybridizing both bearded and beardless irises along with daylilies. With several potential introductions planned in the next few years our aim is for sustainability in all we sell and do. We continuously recycle our plant waste back onto our production beds using what is available sustainably around us first.

Thumb of 2017-08-25/ClassyGroundcovers/1e8e8dClassy Groundcovers is providing $50 gift certificate, Can ship to continental US but not AZ, CA, NV, OR, or WA. Classy Groundcovers was launched in 2004 as a convenient way to quickly find the perfect plants for your application. Hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers established us as a reliable supplier of quality groundcovers at reasonable prices. Rated 4.9 stars at Google. You can order with complete confidence that you will receive products of impeccable quality. Referred to in articles in The New York Times, Newsweek, The Washington Post, Home & Garden TV, and countless others.

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 2019-08-22/dave/e3c66cPlant Addicts is providing a gardening gift basket, including seeds, gardening books, a cobra head weeder, and more gardening related items. This will be limited to the United States (not including Hawaii or Alaska). Plant Addicts is an online plant nursery that offers hard to find landscaping plants including bushes, perennials, ornamental grasses, planters and more. We are also the number 1 source online for hydrangeas.

Thumb of 2016-07-11/dave/57b4b7Perfect Plants is providing three different prizes to three different winners. US only, cannot ship to CA, AZ, AK or HI.

Prize 1: qty 1 of Arbequina Olive Tree 3-4ft tall
Prize 2: qty 2 of Black Diamond Crape Myrtle Tree 3 gallon in choice of red, white, lavender or mix of 2 colors
Prize 3: qty 3 of Spreading Japanese Plum Yew 'Cephalotaxus harringtonia Prostrata' 1 gallon
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!

Lastly, I will give 250 acorns each to the 3 remaining winners.

As always, the ticket buying window is open now and will close on September 25th 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:
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
No Contact Yet From Raffle Vendor by Ivan_N_Tx Nov 13, 2019 5:33 AM 41
Awesome gift! by Lilydaydreamer Oct 17, 2019 3:24 PM 17
Share your gifts and I'll share mine by pdermer1x Oct 5, 2019 11:39 AM 28
Still have acorns for pictures of gifts/exchanges by pdermer1x Oct 5, 2019 8:54 AM 27
How are winners notified? by joannakat Oct 4, 2019 5:48 PM 7
And the winners of the 2019 Not a Raffle Raffle Are!!!... by dave Oct 3, 2019 5:58 PM 62
Good luck everyone! by joannakat Sep 26, 2019 1:39 PM 4
Address in USA by ceci Sep 26, 2019 1:24 PM 5
It's happening soon!... by DogsNDaylilies Sep 26, 2019 8:15 AM 25
Raffle Time!! by plantladylin Sep 23, 2019 3:02 PM 15
Acorns by plantladylin Sep 19, 2019 5:49 PM 14
Remember me??? by ShadyGreenThumb Sep 18, 2019 5:58 AM 14
Acorns aplenty by kniphofia Sep 14, 2019 5:06 AM 43
SucuQuiz: Answer a question using the database to win acorns for the raffle by Baja_Costero Sep 13, 2019 7:38 PM 47
Big Bills giving acorns by BigBill Sep 12, 2019 11:13 PM 77
BigBill is out of acorns by BigBill Sep 12, 2019 6:55 PM 3
Acorn offer for new members! by Australis Sep 12, 2019 6:35 PM 27
Paul2032 by BigBill Sep 12, 2019 6:16 PM 13
Need Acorns, Please by MotherEarth Sep 12, 2019 5:27 PM 2
Thanks by Magpie26 Sep 12, 2019 5:17 PM 1
Untitled by Magpie26 Sep 12, 2019 4:39 PM 0
If BigBill wins, YOU WIN! by BigBill Sep 10, 2019 9:16 PM 15
Acorns for you by jmorth Sep 9, 2019 8:25 PM 26
Happy acorns to me.... by Dragonkeep Sep 7, 2019 4:55 PM 4
Untitled by shalyn Sep 7, 2019 7:44 AM 1
Acorns ready to fly! 😀 by plantladylin Sep 5, 2019 1:12 PM 56

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