The April Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!

Posted by @dave on
Our 2nd raffle of the year has begun, and it's a big one! New companies, new prizes, and lots of them! Get out your bag of acorns and dive in.

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 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 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 2014-09-17/dave/80dd86Perennial Obsessions is providing 6 plants from their store shipped to you! We are a small mail order nursery offering a wide variety of named hardy succulents. Our specialty focuses on Sempervivum and sedum.

Thumb of 2018-03-07/dave/648c71Deerbusters Deer Fence ( is providing two prizes to two different winners.

Gift 1: TENAX Heavy Duty C-Flex Fencing is the strong, yet affordable solution to deer pressure for your garden, residential property and commercial land. This deer fence features rounded tensile strands that will resist the stretching and sagging that may occur, unlike netting fences sold elsewhere and in big box stores. This plastic deer fence has a certified breaking strength of 650 lbs; is virtually invisible after 20 feet; and will last 10-15 years in the field.

Gift 2: As a precaution, hikers, campers and outdoor enthusiasts are advised to carry Tick Ease Tick Tweezers for easy tick removal this tick season. With these tick tweezers, individuals can act quickly to remove a tick. By using the dual-tip on the Tick Ease Tick Remover Tool, users can remove a tick pain-free and easier than ever. This single tick tool is made from stainless steel and can be used on both pets and pet owners. It's both effective and affordable! Includes one tick remover tool. DeerBusters has been leading the fencing industry for over 30 years with reliable DIY garden fence in poly and metal fence materials for homes, farms, forests, colleges, orchards, vineyards, and gardens. We even work with deer farmers who are looking to keep in deer and elk herds with our fencing! Deerbusters stands by the garden fencing for sale on and has a long track record of loyal customers voicing positive shopping experiences. Wildlife exclusion has never been easier thanks to Deerbusters!

Thumb of 2013-12-10/dave/3557ebBrushwood Nursery is providing the plant Clematis 'Taiga' shipped to you! 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.

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 3 Blood Lilies (Scadoxus multiflorus). Blood Lilies are usually grown as a houseplant or in the garden in warmer climates. It's sometimes listed as part of the genus Scadoxus. Each has a mass of nearly 100 tiny scarlet flowers in spherical allium-like umbels on top of a thick stem. 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. 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.

Lastly, @jmorth and I are teaming up. We will each give 50 acorns to 3 winners (for a total of 100 acorns per winner.)

As always, the ticket buying window is open now and will close on April 19th 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
Perfect Plants is amazing!! by Dutchlady1 Jun 8, 2018 2:42 PM 15
New member here just entered and excited! :) by Jendoop Jun 6, 2018 10:04 AM 12
Perfect Plants by thomasjones2266 May 14, 2018 9:33 PM 1
deer busters fencing by SpringGreenThumb May 12, 2018 8:25 PM 13
And the winners of the April 2018 raffle are! by dave May 12, 2018 4:50 AM 60
Periwinkle. and Vincas by Caribbeanflower Apr 27, 2018 11:52 AM 5
Is everyone ready with their dream choices... by MindiHammerstone Apr 23, 2018 10:51 AM 7
Cosmos by geminitina Apr 20, 2018 9:14 PM 5
Scrounging for Acorns by DraDiana Apr 20, 2018 10:42 AM 37
It's almost here!!! by MindiHammerstone Apr 20, 2018 7:44 AM 10
A Plug for Perennial Obsessions by Lalambchop1 Apr 19, 2018 6:49 PM 3
More of a Last Call for Garden Perennials by KarenNebr Apr 19, 2018 2:00 PM 0
Tickets by geminitina Apr 18, 2018 11:34 AM 0
question by thomasjones2266 Apr 18, 2018 10:26 AM 13
Exciting! by carlysuko Apr 17, 2018 8:48 AM 5
How do you know if you've won on the 19th? by MindiHammerstone Apr 17, 2018 6:56 AM 10
A few acorns for new members: so many great prizes! by joannakat Apr 16, 2018 10:24 PM 36
Hello Everyone!!! Anyone have any extra acorns lying around being a nuisance? by Carlacat Apr 15, 2018 6:14 PM 2
Flying Acorns! by plantladylin Apr 15, 2018 1:04 PM 101
Haemanthus multiflora by robertduval14 Apr 12, 2018 10:03 AM 2
tickets by Monetwwqi Apr 11, 2018 9:57 PM 4
Question about raffles by missmaven Apr 11, 2018 6:09 PM 18
I'm excited....another raffle.....accepting acorns if you have extra by Carlacat Apr 11, 2018 11:09 AM 9
Earning Acorns for Raffle by Pinestraw Apr 10, 2018 7:58 AM 9
Great companies donating prizes! by renee12 Apr 9, 2018 12:10 PM 11

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