A Huge Perennials Week Not-A-Raffle-Raffle

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Our biggest raffle ever! Eight different companies have provided prizes for this month's raffle. How exciting! Come on in and take a look, and buy your tickets.

2013-06-14/dave/a75d6aGet out your acorn wallet and get ready because it's time for another big raffle. Marilyn, the moderator of the Agastache and Salvias forum, generously spent a lot of her time contacting a slew of companies with an invitation to participate. Eight of them agreed to participate! Thank you, Marilyn, for putting this together!

There are 8 prizes here and each winner (in order) gets to take their pick of which prize they want. So, the first place winner gets to choose which of the prizes they want. Then 2nd place gets to pick from what's left, and on down the line until the 8th place winner gets the final prize remaining.

And now, without any further chit, chat or ado, here are the prizes to be awarded, in no particular order:


2013-06-14/dave/bf2716Prize #1: A $100 gift certificate for Bluestone Perennials.

Everyone knows and loves Bluestone Perennials; they are a long-time favorite mail-order nursery, famous for their titanic selection and outstanding customer service. Bluestone is a family owned and operated business founded in 1972 by Richard Boonstra. Located close to Lake Erie in Northeast Ohio, Bluestone grows and ships over 3 million plants a year nationwide.

2013-06-14/dave/dfe512Prize #2: A $50 gift certificate for Romence Gardens.

Romence Gardens is a retail greenhouse who grow what they sell. They grow the prettiest and most dependable assortment of plant material they can find with great values. They do both the growing and selling to save their customers money and still guarantee the best quality available. Romence Gardens is family owned and operated.

2013-06-14/dave/082855Prize #3: A $50 gift certificate for Santa Rosa Gardens.

This isn't the first raffle that Santa Rosa Gardens has sponsored, and they are a favorite of All Things Plants members. They offer a huge selection of mail-order perennial plants and ornamental grasses. Great prices and outstanding cutomer service.


2013-06-14/dave/cff0e3Prize #4: A $50 gift certificate for Flowers by the Sea.

Flowers by the Sea is a small family farm and online nursery in California, dedicated to high quality growing and shipping of the best horticultural sages (Salvia spp.) available from America and around the world.

2013-06-14/dave/7cdf24Prize #5: A $25 gift certificate for Gardens in the Wood.

Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek is a small nursery in the mountains of North Carolina, specializing in the natural beauty of native and species perennials.  Gardens in the Wood also carries other flowering perennials, a few choice herbs, and an occasional annual.

2013-06-14/dave/b2da40Prize #6: A $25 gift certificate for Lazy S'S.

Lazy S'S is another famous company that provides a mind-boggling selection of plants. If you're looking for a hard to find plant, the chances are that Lazy S'S will have it. They are a Virginia nursery with online mail order featuring thousands of rare and unusual palnts including Perennials, Shrubs, Trees, and Tender perennials.

2013-06-14/dave/3460e5Prize #7: Three plants of Monarda 'Peter's Purple' from Almost Eden.

Almost Eden is a mail-order nursery in Louisiana offering shrubs, perennials, trees, tropicals, indoor plants, and bonsai. Their goal is to provide a good selection of quality and beautiful, unusual, or otherwise garden worthy plants at a reasonable price.

2013-06-14/dave/31ba8cPrize #8: A Daylily 'Kokomo Sunset' (size is 1 gallon) from Sooner Plant Farm.

Sooner Plant Farm is an Oklahoma nursery, offering a variety of trees, shrubs, roses, perennials, and ornamental grasses, wholesale and through online consumer sales. They have been growing high quality plants and trees for wholesale nursery and garden centers since 1996. They have been offering their plants directly to home gardeners since 2004.

The ticket buying window is now open and will remain open until this Wednesday at 6:00pm Central time. The drawing will be done and posted on Thursday. Tickets cost 5 acorns each. Don't know what acorns are? Click here to learn about acorns, and how to get them. Good luck to all participants!

This raffle is now closed!

Comments and Discussion
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And the winners are!!!!! by dave Jul 10, 2013 6:28 AM 125
WOW Marilyn by NJBob Jun 20, 2013 6:21 PM 55
Question by plantladylin Jun 17, 2013 9:42 AM 13

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